either of two small amphibious shrews, Neomys fodiens (European water shrew) or N. anomalus (Mediterranean water shrew), having a dark pelage with paler underparts
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The movements of the English water-shrew, when swimming, are very agile.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale