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Mus musculus domesticus
(mouse)

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Mus musculus domesticus (mouse)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Mus musculus domesticus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • mouse
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia
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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Mus musculus (house mouse); damage in pea crop. Australia.
TitleDamage in peas
CaptionMus musculus (house mouse); damage in pea crop. Australia.
Copyright©Grant Singleton/CSIRO
Mus musculus (house mouse); damage in pea crop. Australia.
Damage in peasMus musculus (house mouse); damage in pea crop. Australia.©Grant Singleton/CSIRO
Mus musculus (house mouse); damage in wheat crop. Australia.
TitleDamage in wheat
CaptionMus musculus (house mouse); damage in wheat crop. Australia.
Copyright©Grant Singleton/CSIRO
Mus musculus (house mouse); damage in wheat crop. Australia.
Damage in wheatMus musculus (house mouse); damage in wheat crop. Australia.©Grant Singleton/CSIRO
Mus musculus (house mouse); damage in maize crop. Australia.
TitleDamage in maize
CaptionMus musculus (house mouse); damage in maize crop. Australia.
Copyright©Grant Singleton/CSIRO
Mus musculus (house mouse); damage in maize crop. Australia.
Damage in maizeMus musculus (house mouse); damage in maize crop. Australia.©Grant Singleton/CSIRO

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Mus musculus domesticus Schwarz & Schwarz

Preferred Common Name

  • mouse

Other Scientific Names

  • Mus domesticus

International Common Names

  • English: house mouse

Local Common Names

  • Laos: norkey
  • Malaysia: tikus rumah terkechil

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Rodentia
  •                         Family: Muridae
  •                             Subfamily: Murinae
  •                                 Genus: Mus
  •                                     Species: Mus musculus domesticus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
EgyptPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Salit, 1983
GhanaPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Jeffrey, 1977
LibyaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
MoroccoPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
South AfricaPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Sage, 1981
SudanPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
Western SaharaPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994

Asia

IndiaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Prakash, 1988
IranPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
IraqPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
IsraelPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
KuwaitPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Balbaa & Zakaria, 1983
LebanonPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
MalaysiaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
NepalPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Marshall, 1981
OmanPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
PakistanPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
PhilippinesPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
QatarPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
Saudi ArabiaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
SingaporePresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
SyriaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
ThailandPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
United Arab EmiratesPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
YemenPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994

Europe

AustriaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
BelgiumPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
BulgariaPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
DenmarkPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
Faroe IslandsPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
FrancePresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
GermanyPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
GibraltarPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
GreecePresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
IrelandPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
ItalyPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
MaltaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
NetherlandsPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
NorwayPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
PortugalPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
SpainPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
SwitzerlandPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994
UkrainePresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Lund, 1994

North America

BarbadosPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Posamentier & van Elsen, 1984
CanadaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Sage, 1981
CubaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Gomez, 1984
United StatesPresentDrickamer and Mikesic (1993)

Oceania

AustraliaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Singleton, 1995
Federated States of MicronesiaPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
FijiPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
New ZealandPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Murphy & Pichard, 1990
Northern Mariana IslandsPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
PalauPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Hoque et al., 1988
SamoaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Tuisuga, 1977
Solomon IslandsPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Rowe, 1967

South America

ChilePresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Elias & Fall, 1988
ColombiaPresent, WidespreadCABI (Undated)Original citation: Elias & Fall, 1988

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / external feeding
Growing point / external feeding
Inflorescence / external feeding
Seeds / external feeding
Stems / external feeding

References

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Drickamer LC; Mikesic DG, 1993. Differences in trapping and killing efficiency of Sherman, Victor and Museum Special traps for house mice. American Midland Naturalist, 130(2):397-401.

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