The current status of the Homosassa shrew is State Species of Special Concern.

In 2017, the FWC convened a biological review group (BRG) to reassess the status of the Homosassa shrew. The BRG determined that the Homosassa shrew does not meet any listing criteria. The findings are published in the 2017 Biological Status Review report (BSR, FWC 2017). Included in the BSR is the FWC staff recommendation to remove the Homosassa shrew as a Species of Special Concern.


Biological Status Review 2017 Adobe PDF

Draft Homosassa Shrew Species Action Plan Adobe PDF

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Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

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