Details of this species in Howland Island
Source: SPREP, 2000
Arrival Date: Before 1859
Species Notes for this Location:
Bryan (1942) reported that the Pacific rat was so numerous as to cause distress to persons living on the island. Some years earlier, Ellis (1936) reported that it is the worst place in his experience for the Pacific rat. He stated that natives occasionally had soles of feet eaten by them while asleep and “Round the labourers’ quarters at dusk the ground was literally alive with them” (Ellis 1936: 24 in SPREP, 2000).
Management Notes for this Location:
Last Modified: 1/08/2006 4:02:00 p.m.