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Perdido Key Beach Mouse

The Perdido Key Beach Mouse is a federally listed endangered species that only resides in the dunes of Perdido Key, a small island located near Pensacola.



Species Profile

This small mouse forages mostly on seeds and fruits of dune plants and occupies multiple burrows in the sands of a 15-mile island on the Gulf coast.

Living with Beach Mice

Learn more about living with Florida's beach mouse species, and what you can do to help them.


FWC Facts:
Shrimping is done at night because at least two of the principal shrimp species harvested in Florida, the pink shrimp and the brown shrimp, are nocturnal.

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