They are named lesser white-toothed shrews due to their unpigmented teeth, unlike other red-tipped teeth shrews. They have a reddish-brown or greyish coat that gradually fades to a lighter shade at the belly. The tail is covered with short bristly hairs and interspersed with long white hairs. They also have a pointy snout and a pair of rounded ears.
They feed on small crustaceans on the shore of the island or feed on various invertebrates such as flies, worms, snails, and beetles away from the seaside. Compared to other shrews, they can survive longer without food. Their nest comprises tightly woven grass and other vegetation in a suitable cavity.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No