Choctawhatchee Beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

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
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1985-06-06 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2006-09-27 00:00:00.0 71 FR 56545 56547 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species
1985-06-06 00:00:00.0 50 FR 23872 23889 Determination of End. Status & Crit. Hab. for 3 Beach Mice; 50 FR 23872- 23889
2016-08-30 00:00:00.0 81 FR 59650 59652 5-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.
2000-09-26 00:00:00.0 65 FR 57800 57802 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for Alabama Beach Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Mouse, and Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse
1999-11-18 00:00:00.0 64 FR 63004 63005 ETWP; 90-Day Finding for a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for Alabama Beach Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Mouse, and Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse
2006-10-12 00:00:00.0 71 FR 60238 60370 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse; Final Rule
1984-01-20 00:00:00.0 49 FR 2485 2488 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488
1982-12-30 00:00:00.0 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
2005-12-15 00:00:00.0 70 FR 74426 74549 Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse; Proposed Rule
1984-06-07 00:00:00.0 49 FR 23794 23804 End. Status & Crit. Hab for Alabama Beach Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Mouse, & Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse; 49 FR 23794-23804
2006-06-16 00:00:00.0 71 FR 35048 35084 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse reopening of comment period, notice of availability of draft economic analysis, and notice of public hearings.

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1987-08-12 Beach Mice (3 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
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
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2016-08-30 81 FR 59650 59652 5-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
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

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Stallworth Preserve
Stallworth Preserve - amendment #1
St. Joe Company
St. Joe Company, Amendment 1

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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