Australian swamp rat

Australian swamp rat

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


Keywords: nocturnal , diurnal

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

Adult weight : 0.115 kg (0.253 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 4 years

Female maturity :79 days

Gestation : 27 days

Weaning : 25 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 3

Weight at birth : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.025 kg (0.055 lbs)

Body mass : 0.109 kg (0.2398 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Australian swamp rat

You will note however that the swamp rat Rattus lutreolus is in the same genus as the introduced black rat Rattus rattus and brown rat Rattus norvegicus – i.

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