IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Mustela itatsi was historically native to three of Japan’s four larger islands: Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Over the past century, they have been introduced to most other Japanese islands for the purpose of rodent control. The current range includes Hokkaido and the majority of the Ryukyu Islands.

Biogeographic Regions: palearctic (Native )

Other Geographic Terms: island endemic


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