Perdido Key Beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Perdido Key beach mouse has a small body, haired tail, relatively large ears, and protuberant eyes. Its head and body length is 2.7 to 3.3 inches; the tail length is 1.7 to 2.5 inches. The upper parts are colored grayish fawn to wood brown with a very pale yellow hue and an indistinct middorsal stripe. The white of the underparts reaches to the lower border of the eyes and ears, and the tail is white to pale grayish brown with no dorsal stripe. This species is a nocturnal herbivore. Beach mice feed primarily on the seeds of sea oats (Panicum repens) and beach grass (Panicum amarums). When these seeds are scarce, especially in the late winter or early spring, beach mice may consume invertebrates (Ehrhart in Layne, 1978) or fruiting bodies of sea rocket (Cakile) sp. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1987).

  • States/US Territories in which the Perdido Key Beach mouse, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Florida
  • US Counties in which the Perdido Key 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
06/06/1985 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
09/27/2006 71 FR 56545 56547 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
03/25/2014 79 FR 16366 16368 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species
06/18/1993 58 FR 33606 33607 ETWP; 12-Month Finding on Petition to Revise Critical Habitat for Perdido Key Beach Mouse
06/06/1985 50 FR 23872 23889 Determination of End. Status & Crit. Hab. for 3 Beach Mice; 50 FR 23872- 23889
09/26/2000 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
11/24/1992 57 FR 55219 55220 ETWP; 90-Day Finding on Petition to Revise Critical Habitat for Perdido Key Beach Mouse; 57 FR 55219 55220
10/12/2006 71 FR 60238 60370 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse; Final Rule
11/18/1999 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
06/07/1984 49 FR 23794 23804 End. Status & Crit. Hab for Alabama Beach Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Mouse, & Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse; 49 FR 23794-23804
01/20/1984 49 FR 2485 2488 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488
06/16/2006 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.
12/15/2005 70 FR 74426 74549 Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse; Proposed Rule

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/12/1987 Beach Mice (3 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
03/25/2014 79 FR 16366 16368 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
09/27/2006 71 FR 56545 56547 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
12/05/2014 Perdido Key Beach Mouse 5-year review
09/04/2007 Perdido Key Beach Mouse 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
10/12/2006 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
12/15/2005 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
06/06/1985 50 FR 23872 23889 Determination of End. Status & Crit. Hab. for 3 Beach Mice; 50 FR 23872- 23889 Final Rule Not Required
06/07/1984 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
Bond, Norton, Residence (PKBM)
Escambia County Beaches
Fel-Kran Plumbing
Island Club Condo (PKBM)
Lorelei Condominium (PKBM)
Marquesa Condominium (PKBM)
Palazzo II, Acropolis Development (PKBM)
Pallazo I, Acropolis Development (PKBM)
Retreat Condominum
Seabreeze Condominiums
Searinity Condominium
Spanish Key (PKBM)

» Petitions

» Life History

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

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