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Species profile—Rattus lutreolus (swamp rat)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Muridae (rats and mice) → Rattus lutreolus (swamp rat)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Muridae (rats and mice)
Scientific name
Rattus lutreolus (Gray, 1841)
Common name
swamp rat
WildNet taxon ID
743
Alternate name(s)
water rat
dusky-footed rat
velvet furred rat
tawny long-haired rat
tawny rat
eastern swamp rat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Disease Vector

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=743

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
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