Long-eared hedgehogs mate once a year, between July and September. The litter size is between one and four babies. Learn more about the Long-eared hedgehog – with amazing Long-eared hedgehog videos, photos and facts on Arkive. AnAge entry for Hemiechinus auritus. Classification (HAGRID: Genus: Hemiechinus; Species: Hemiechinus auritus; Common name: Long-eared hedgehog.

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Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) ·

These hedgehogs spend the day in dens dug out by themselves or previously made by other animals. Hemiehcinus species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. Since fleas are not host-specific insects, we can expect to find different species of this insect on different animals as well as hedgehogs.

Species of flea Siphonaptera infesting pets and hedgehogs in Germany.

They often enter hemiechinsu of torpor in the summer and in some areas they hibernate in the winter. This is because sand does not hold water well so little is available to plants. In Iran, despite of having four hedgehog species Hemiechinus auritusHemiechinus hypomelasHemiechinus aethiopicus and Erinaceous concolorlittle attention has been paid to their microbial, fungal and parasitological infections threatening public health Hajipour et al.

It is considered one of the smallest middle eastern hedgehogs. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

There are currently no known major threats to this species 1.

Long-eared desert hedgehogs also have acute senses of hearing and smell, which they use to locate food and detect predators Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Average mass g They are remarkably resistant to scarcity aueitus food and water; in the laboratory they have survived as long as ten weeks without food and water.


Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Biogeographic Regions palearctic native Habitat Hemiechinus auritus are found in arid deserts and steppes, and they commonly burrow under small bushes. The presence of spines does not inhibit this species ability to reproduce.

The legs, feet and underparts are also whitish, the latter of which may be tinged with yellow 2. Hansh, the fishing cat.

Yemiechinus Biomes desert or dune chaparral Physical Description Length of the head and body of Hemiechinus auritus is approximately mm, and the tail is mm long.

Helminths heiechinus in hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus in three areas of Italy. Oddly enough, these quills grow at incredible speed and 5 hours after the birth, their size hemiecbinus four times larger. Hemiechinus auritus are found in arid deserts and steppes, and they commonly burrow under small bushes. The Mediterranean-littoral hedgehog parasite H.

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The long-eared hedgehog spends the daytime in a burrow, either an existing burrow dug by another animal, or one that has been dug by the hedgehog. Some biological, ecological and behavioural features of Erinaceus concolor Martin, Mammalia: The results of this study revealed that R.

Long eared hedgehogs can be agriculturally beneficial since they eat harmful organisms like termites and scorpions.

James Venner – 25 May, Long-eared hedgehog threats There are currently no known major threats to this species 1. Journal List J Parasit Dis v. Extant Erinaceomorpha species by subfamily. It is less likely to curl up in a ball when approached by predators and will rather try and outrun or leap at predators with their relatively short needles.


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Received Mar 11; Accepted Apr 5. Hedgehogs acquire some pathogens through tick or flea bites and are involved in the endemic cycle of these pathogens. Geographic range of the long-eared hedgehog. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive aurius link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Please donate to Arkive Help us hemiechimus the wonders of the natural world. Notes on African Haemaphysalis ticks. In total of 23 Hemiechinus auritusfour helminths including two acanthocephalans, one nematode and one cestode were found.

Although Hemiechinus auritus possesses sharp spines on its back that protect it from predators, it is also able to run very fast. They may also rest by day under rocks, rock heaps or hollows. Therefore, taking care including washing hands after handling them and using pesticides for eliminating ectoparasies will reduce the risk of catching zoonotic diseases from their hedgehogs. suritus

Presence of the spines on hedgehogs have often led people to wonder how mating is accomplished. For instance, Dicrocoelium dendriticum and Haemonchus contortus were found in E. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

A nocturnal animal, the long-eared hedgehog may wander up to nine kilometres at night in search of food 5. Oliganthorhynchus erinaceiNephridiorhynchus majorHymenolepis erinacei and Crenosoma striatum.

As Hedgehogs feed on insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, lizards and snakes, they are considered as useful animals for natural ecosystems and are in the protected species list Mizgajska-Wiktor et al. Ixodidae — auritua preliminary study” PDF.