False water rat

False water rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Xeromys myoides

 

The False swamp rat, false water rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the false water rat

Classification The False Water Rat is a member of the marsupial family.

False Water Rat or Xeromys myoides is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Vulnerable due to A1c.

html False Water Rat - Threatened Species Day 2003 Fact Sheet: The name of the False Water Rat is misleading - it is actually the only true marine mouse in the world!

Problem: False Water-rats are threatened when mangroves and adjacent salt-flats .

Problem: False Water-rats are threatened when  mangroves and adjacent salt-flats are altered by

The False Water Rat is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species]

The geographic range of Xeromys myoides is restricted to Australia.

The head and body length of the false water-rat is 115-27mm.

The Little Canalpin Creek area is home to a number significant species including; two species of fish the Oxleyan Pygmy Perch (Nannoperca oxleyana) and the Ornate Rainbowfish (Rhadinocentrus ornatus), the False Water Rat (Xeromys myoides) is known or likely to be present, a plant species listed as significant by the Australian Heritage Commission, the Swamp Orchid (Phaius tancarvilliae), and a further 4 species of plants listed under the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 1994.

two species of fish the Oxleyan Pygmy Perch (Nannoperca oxleyana) and the Ornate Rainbowfish (Rhadinocentrus ornatus), the False Water Rat (Xeromys myoides) is .

USFWS Refuges on which the False water rat is reported.

Xeromys myoides (False Water Rat): Narrative The false water-rat is found mainly in coastal swamps with mangrove forest.

Problem: False Water-rats are threatened when mangroves and adjacent salt . (Full text)

De onechte waterrat (Xeromys myoides) is een knaagdier uit Australië en Nieuw-Guinea. (Wiki)

False water rats are classified as a “vulnerable species”. (Full text)

Interestingly enough, the false water rat is really a mouse. (Full text)

Angle-stemmed Myrtle (Austromyrtus gonoclada) The False Water Rat is actually the only true marine mouse in the world. (Full text)

Find out more about Queensland's coastal wetlandsMore information The name of the False Water Rat is misleading — it is not truly aquatic, and it is actually a mouse! (Full text)

The current status of the false water rat is unknown and the project was aimed at determining the extent of their distribution and abundance within the Bay. (Full text)

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