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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, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
EgyptPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Salit, 1983
GhanaPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Jeffrey, 1977
LibyaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
MoroccoPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
South AfricaPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Sage, 1981
SudanPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
Western SaharaPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Lund, 1994

Asia

IndiaPresentOriginal citation: Prakash, 1988
IranPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
IraqPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
IsraelPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
KuwaitPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Balbaa & Zakaria, 1983
LebanonPresentOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
MalaysiaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
NepalPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Marshall, 1981
OmanPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
PakistanPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
PhilippinesPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
QatarPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
Saudi ArabiaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
SingaporePresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
SyriaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
ThailandPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
United Arab EmiratesPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
YemenPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994

Europe

AustriaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
BelgiumPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
BulgariaPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
DenmarkPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
Faroe IslandsPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
FrancePresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
GermanyPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
GibraltarPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
GreecePresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
IrelandPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
ItalyPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
MaltaPresentOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
NetherlandsPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
NorwayPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
PortugalPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
SpainPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
SwitzerlandPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994
UkrainePresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Lund, 1994

North America

BarbadosPresentOriginal citation: Posamentier & van Elsen, 1984
CanadaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Sage, 1981
CubaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Gomez, 1984
United StatesPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Singleton, 1995
Federated States of MicronesiaPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
FijiPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
New ZealandPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Murphy & Pichard, 1990
Northern Mariana IslandsPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
PalauPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Hoque et al., 1988
SamoaPresentOriginal citation: Tuisuga, 1977
Solomon IslandsPresent, LocalizedOriginal citation: Rowe, 1967

South America

ChilePresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Elias & Fall, 1988
ColombiaPresent, WidespreadOriginal citation: Elias & Fall, 1988

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Fruiting stage, Post-harvest, Pre-emergence

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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