Mammal Details

Northern Short-tailed Shrew

Common Name 
Northern Short-tailed Shrew
Order
Eulipotyphla
Family
Soricidae
Species Name 
Blarina brevicauda
Status 
Least concern
States 
Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
  • Distribution
  • Notes

Northern Short-tailed Shrew Distribution

North-central and northeastern United States and adjacent provinces of southern Canada.

Very venomous saliva; most abundant mammal in forested areas. Not habitat specific. Active day and night. Larger than B. hylophaga.

Ohio: Ohio's most common mammal