African water rat

African water rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Colomys goslingi


The African wading rat, african water rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the African water rat
A young / baby of a African water rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A African water rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
African water rat

Adult weight : 0.059 kg (0.1298 lbs)

Litter size : 2

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