Japanese marten (Martes melampus)
|Also known as:||Tsushima Island marten|
- As its name suggests, the Japanese marten is endemic to Japan
- Japanese martens are important seed dispersers within their range
- There are 3 subspecies of the Japanese marten, each with a different coat colouration
The Japanese marten is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (July, 2012)