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    Details of this species in Anegada Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: Veitch, 1998 in Varnham, 2006
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Rattus norvegicus is commonly known as brown rat; Norway rat.
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    Location Notes:
    Impacts:
    Reduction in native biodiversity: On Anegada Is. rats will be having a detrimental impact on birds, lizards and frogs through competition for food and predation of eggs, young and adults (Veitch, 1998 in Varnham, 2006).
    Reduction in native biodiversity: On Anegada Is. rats will be having a detrimental impact on birds, lizards and frogs through competition for food and predation of eggs, young and adults (Veitch, 1998 in Varnham, 2006).
    Threat to endangered species: Rattus norvegicus may predate young 'Critically Endangered (CR)' Anegada Is. rock iguana (see Cyclura pinguis in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) on Anegada Is., and also compete with them for food resources (Veitch, 1998 in Varnham, 2006).
    Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:57:30 a.m.


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