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WILDLIFE SPECIES: Mustela vison | Mink
ABBREVIATION : MUVI COMMON NAMES : mink American mink North American mink TAXONOMY : The currently accepted scientific name of mink is Mustela vison Schreber. It belongs to the weasel family (Mustelidae) [17]. There are 15 currently accepted mink subspecies [17,23]. ORDER : Carnivora CLASS : Mammal FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS : See OTHER STATUS OTHER STATUS : The Everglades mink (Mustela vison evergladensis) has been considered for Federal listing as threatened. Mink have a disjunct distribution in southern Florida; there is one population near Lake Okeechobee, and another in the Big Cypress Swamp-Everglades National Park area. A search for Everglades mink resulted in mink sightings mostly northeast of the Everglades; the animals observed were not confirmed as belonging to the Everglades subspecies. Layne [21] also reported mink from Big Cypress to the western coast of Florida. There were not enough data to determine relative or absolute mink densities in the area [33]. COMPILED BY AND DATE : Janet Sullivan, March 1996 LAST REVISED BY AND DATE : NO-ENTRY AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Sullivan, Janet. Mustela vison. 1996. In: Remainder of Citation

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