Japanese weasel (Mustela itatsi)
|Synonyms:||Mustela sibirica itatsi|
- As its common name suggests, the Japanese weasel is endemic to Japan
- The Japanese weasel is nocturnal
- Small mammals, insects, crustaceans, fruit and fish make up the Japanese weasel's diet
- The Japanese weasel was introduced to about 50 islands in an attempt to control rats
The Japanese weasel is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (June, 2012)