|Scientific Name:||Rattus rattus|
|Species Authority:||(Linnaeus, 1758)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Krystufek, B., Palomo, L., Hutterer, R., Mitsain, G. & Yigit, N.|
A widespread and abundant species, often regarded as a pest, hence is listed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Originally an Indomalayan species, Rattus rattus was widely introduced across the globe as a result of human activities. In Europe, it has been present since ancient times, and is found in most countries. The species is widespread and common throughout the Mediterranean region. The list of countries of occurrence where the species is introduced is incomplete.
Introduced:Albania; Algeria; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brunei Darussalam; Bulgaria; Cambodia; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Estonia; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Greece; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Ireland; Italy; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malaysia; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Morocco; Myanmar; Netherlands; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia (Serbia); Singapore; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; Viet Nam
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A widespread and abundant species.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
Primarily commensal, but also found in a variety of natural and semi-natural habitats.
|Generation Length (years):||1|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known.|
Not protected under international legislation; commonly regarded as a pest. Present in many protected areas.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
|Citation:||Krystufek, B., Palomo, L., Hutterer, R., Mitsain, G. & Yigit, N. 2016. Rattus rattus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19360A15137085.Downloaded on 20 February 2017.|
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