Animal Pest Alert – Pacific Rat

The Pacific Rat (Rattus exulans) is also known as the Kiore, or Polynesian or Maori Rat. It is not indigenous to Australia but has established populations in the wild on islands here and elsewhere in Asia and the South Pacific. It is closely associated with human settlement and is often accidently transported to new areas by people.

The Pacific rat poses an extreme threat to Australia. It has significant potential to establish more wild populations on islands and the mainland and become a pest.

Contains information on identification, distribution, damage, pest potential and risk management.

Author Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Year 2011
Publisher Government of Western Australia
Department Department of Agriculture and Food
Pages 4
ISBN/ISSN No. 10/2011
Region Australia - national

Pacific Rat


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