SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sorex fumeus

STATUS: Poorly known. HIGH CONSERVATION CONCERN.

HABITAT: Occupies coniferous and deciduous forests, bogs, swamps, grassy areas, talus slopes, and banks of streams.

FEEDING HABITS: Diet is plant material, fungi, and invertebrates including centipedes, earthworms, lepidopterans, beetles, spiders, sowbugs, flies, and larval insects. 

LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY: Breeds during late March-early October. Gestation is three weeks or less and two to three litters may be produced each year. Litter size ranges from one to eight, but typically is five or six.