Perdido Key Beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
|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|
|2014-03-25||79 FR 16366 16368||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species||
|2006-09-27||71 FR 56545 56547||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species||
|2014-12-05||Perdido Key Beach Mouse 5-year review|
|2007-09-04||Perdido Key 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
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» Life History
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