Gallery description : water vole

The average weight is 160g - 350g (5.6oz - 12.3oz). The life span is 0.5 - 2 years. Water Vole usually lives in banks of slow-moving water. It has a fur skin type. The preferred food type is herbivore. Water Vole which scientific name is arvicola amphibius has a size 14cm - 22cm (5.5in - 8.7in).

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Facts about water voles
NameWater Vole
GroupMammal
PreyAquatic plants, grasses, reeds
PredatorsWeasels. owls, pike
PhylumChordata
Size (L)14cm - 22cm (5.5in - 8.7in)
KingdomAnimalia
GenusArvicola
ColourBrown, black, grey
Average Litter Size6
Common NameWater vole
OrderRodentia
Conservation StatusLeast concern
HabitatBanks of slow-moving water
Water TypeFresh
Distinctive FeaturesSmall rounded body and hairy tail
Skin TypeFur
Life Span0.5 - 2 years
LifestyleDiurnal
Scientific NameArvicola amphibius
ClassMammalia
FamilyCricetidae
DietHerbivore
Weight160g - 350g (5.6oz - 12.3oz)
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