Species Details


Mus cookii

Cook’s Mouse Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mus cookii
Family : Muridae
Order : Rodentis
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Ryley’s Spiny Mouse
Habitat : Forest, Grassland
Description : Cook's mouse is a small rodent, typically measuring around 12-15 cm in length (head and body), with a tail length of 10-13 cm. It has soft, grayish-brown fur, large ears, and a long tail.

Cook's mouse is found in a variety of habitats on the Cook Islands, including forests, plantations, and urban areas.

Cook's mouse is nocturnal, meaning it is active at night. It is also a good climber and can be found in trees.

Cook's mouse is omnivorous, meaning it eats both plants and animals. Its diet includes fruits, seeds, insects, and small vertebrates.

Cook's mouse is classified as "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, it is threatened by habitat loss and predation by introduced species such as rats and cats.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:wikipedia,iucnredlist.org; photo credit:iNaturalist (www.inaturalist.org), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.