Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus

Classification

Muridae [family]
Rattus [genus] (2)
norvegicus [species]

Classification

Muridae [family]
Rattus [genus] (2)
norvegicus [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution Asia
    Distribution description Worldwide as introduced species, native to northern China.

    Publications

    • Bekker, J.P. 1996. The Mammals of Aruba (Mammalia: Chiroptera, Rodentia, Lagomorpha). 1-78. Vereniging voor Zoogdierkunde en Zoogdierbescherming (VZZ).
    • Buurt, G. van, & Debrot, A.O. 2012. Exotic and invasive terrestrial and freshwater animal species in the Dutch Caribbean. 1-37. IMARES, Wageningen.
    • CARMABI. Soorten- en exotenlijst. [link]
    • Hummelinck, P.W. 1940. A survey of the mammals, lizards and Mollusks. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 1: 59-108.
    • Husson, A.M. 1960. De Zoogdieren van de Nederlandse Antillen. 170. Natuurwetenschappelijke Werkgroep Nederlandse Antillen, Curaçao.
    • Madden, H. 2015. Invasive species of St. Eustatius. 39 pp. STENAPA.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2013. The Incomplete guide to the wildlife of Saint Martin. Revised and expanded second edition. 131. sxm wildlife.