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    Details of this species in Azores
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Witmer et al., 2004
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    Disease transmission: Rattus norvegicus plays a significant role as a maintenance host of leptospirosis in the Azores.
    Predation: Rats are a major factor in determining the distribution of Puffinus spp.in the Azores (Pitta Groz et al., 2002).
    Last Modified: 25/08/2006 3:27:57 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland