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    Details of this species in Howland Island
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: SPREP, 2000
    Arrival Date: Before 1859
    Introduction:
    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:
    Location Notes:
    Impacts:
    Human nuisance
    Last Modified: 1/08/2006 4:02:00 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland