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STAR NOSED MOLE It's tentacled snout, called a star, features more than nerve endings packed into an area barely more than 1 cm in diameter, making it one of the most sensitive touch organs in the whole animal kingdom.

Nose of a Star-Nosed Mole (Condylura Cristata)

Nose of a Star-Nosed Mole (Condylura Cristata), SEM

TOUCHY FEELY: The remarkably sensitive tactile organ that gives the star-nosed mole its name is thought to help the animal forage for small prey.

Star nosed moles are one of the most distinctive types of mammal. Their noses are hairless and ringed by a unique 'star' of 22 pink, fleshy tentacles. Star-nosed moles are found in a variety of habitats with moist soil. Unlike other North American moles, they prefer areas of poor drainage.

STAR-NOSED MOLE (Condylura cristata) ©VisualsUnlimited Home: Eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States. Diet: Small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and molluscs. Size: 15 to 20 cm in length, weight about

Star-Nosed Mole

Star nosed moles are rare and found in lowland areas of eastern Canada and northeast regions of the United States. They are only 15 to 20 centimeters long in length and only around 50 grams in weight.

The Star-nosed Mole lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and mollusks.  The incredibly sensitive nasal tentacles are covered with almost one hundred thousand minute touch receptors known as Eimer's organs.

The Star-nosed Mole (Condylura cristata) is a small North American mole found in eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States. It is the only member of the tribe Condylurini and the genus Condylura.

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