Choctawhatchee Beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The Choctawhatchee beach mouse has a small body, haired tail, relatively large ears, and protuberant eyes. Head and body length is 2.7 to 3.5 inches; tail length is 1.7 to 2.5 inches. The upper parts are colored orange-brown to yellow-brown, the underparts are white, and the tail has a variable dorsal stripe. A nocturnal herbivore, this beach mouse probably feeds primarily on the seeds of sea oats and bunch-grass. Arthropods are eaten seasonally in spring and summer. To date, no studies on life history or ecology have been conducted on this species.
- States/US Territories in which the Choctawhatchee Beach mouse, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Florida
- US Counties in which the Choctawhatchee Beach mouse, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1985-06-06||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|1987-08-12||Beach Mice (3 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2006-09-27||71 FR 56545 56547||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species||
|2016-08-30||81 FR 59650 59652||5-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.||
|2007-09-04||Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|2006-10-12||71 FR 60238 60370||Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse; Final Rule||Final Rule||Final designated|
|2005-12-15||70 FR 74426 74549||Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse; Proposed Rule||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
|1985-06-06||50 FR 23872 23889||Determination of End. Status & Crit. Hab. for 3 Beach Mice; 50 FR 23872- 23889||Final Rule||Not Required|
|1984-06-07||49 FR 23794 23804||End. Status & Crit. Hab for Alabama Beach Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Mouse, & Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse; 49 FR 23794-23804||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Stallworth Preserve - amendment #1|
|St. Joe Company|
|St. Joe Company, Amendment 1|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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