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Mostly nocturnal. Can breed from 8 weeks of age, with litters of 4-8 young. When food is abundant and rains make the soil easy to burrow, mice can reach plague proportions.
Strong body odour, dark fur.
Herbivore. Eats seeds and grains especially but also shoots, insects and any foods that humans eat.
Wide range of areas, including urban spaces.
Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
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The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.