Crab-eating rat

Crab-eating rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Ichthyomys hydrobates


The Crab-eating rat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the crabeating rat
A young / baby of a crabeating rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A crabeating rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela

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