Species Factsheet

Mustela vison


Complete name: Mustela vison (Schreber, 1761)
Taxonomy: Mammalia » Chordata » Mammalia » Carnivora » Mustelidae » Mustela vison
Authors: Laura Bonesi
Last updated: October 28th, 2006

Common Names

American mink.


Mustela vison

Short Description

Small, semi-aquatic carnivore living in freshwater and marine habitats. It is a generalist and opportunist predator with a variable diet that includes aquatic, semi-aquatic and terrestrial prey.