Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola

Key Largo cotton mouse
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A small mouse, the Key Largo cotton mouse is brown on top with white underparts. It has large ears, proturberant eyes, and a furry tail. This mouse is a noctural feeder, existing on the buds, fruits, and seeds of many plant species.

Scientific Name

Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola
Common Name
Key Largo cotton mouse
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