Rice-field rat

Rice-field rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Rattus argentiventer

 

The Rice-field rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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 ricefield rat
A young / baby of a ricefield rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A ricefield rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the rice-field rat

(1) The effectiveness of Sarcocystis against important rodent pests (Bandicota indica, Rattus norvegicus, Rattus argentiventer) is tested.

(Planned) Outputs (1) The effectiveness of Sarcocystis against important rodent pests (Bandicota indica, Rattus norvegicus, Rattus argentiventer) is tested.

Confirmation Often the runways, active burrows and footprints of the rice field rats are visible in the muddy areas, which are near the damage they have created.

Rice-field rat Rattus argentiventer is found throughout Southeast Asia.

The rice field rat, Rattus argentiventer, is recognised as the number >one pest of rice in Indonesia, holding this position over the rice brown plant >hopper and the rice stemborer consistently since 1983.

Description Rice field rats are brown to black in color. (Full text)

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