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Mungotictis decemlineata (Narrow-striped Mongoose)

Synonyms: Galidia decemlineata (homotypic); Galidictis vittata; Mungotictis lineata; Mungotictis substriatus; Mungotictis vittatus

Wikipedia Abstract

The narrow-striped mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata) is a member of the family Eupleridae, subfamily Galidiinae and endemic to Madagascar. It inhabits the dry deciduous forests of western and southwestern Madagascar, where it lives from sea level to about 125 m (410 ft) between the Tsiribihina and Mangoky rivers. In Malagasy it is called boky-boky (pronounced "Boo-ky Boo-ky").
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Mungotictis decemlineata decemlineata (Narrow-striped mongoose)
Mungotictis decemlineata lineatus (Narrow-striped mongoose)

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Mungotictis decemlineata

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 15.91
EDGE Score: 4.21


Adult Weight [1]  1.543 lbs (700 g)
Birth Weight [1]  50 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  80 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Gestation [1]  3 months 9 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [4]  11 years
Snout to Vent Length [4]  13 inches (33 cm)
Weaning [1]  39 days
Habitat Substrate [3]  Arboreal


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Madagascar dry deciduous forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar succulent woodlands Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kirindy Forest Reserve   Madagascar      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Prey / Diet

Cheirogaleus medius (fat-tailed dwarf lemur)[5]
Microcebus berthae (Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur)[6]
Microcebus murinus (gray mouse lemur)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Cryptoprocta ferox (Fossa)[7]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5Effective predation defence in Cheirogaleus medius, Kathrin H. Dausmann, Lemur News Vol. 15, 2010, pp. 18-20
6Small-scale coexistence of two mouse lemur species (Microcebus berthae and M. murinus) within a homogeneous competitive environment, Melanie Dammhahn, Peter M. Kappeler, Oecologia (2008) 157:473–483
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0