The Pacific Rat (Rattus exulans) is also known as the Kiore, or Polynesian or Maori Rat. It is not indigenous to Australia but has established populations in the wild on islands here and elsewhere in Asia and the South Pacific. It is closely associated with human settlement and is often accidently transported to new areas by people.
The Pacific rat poses an extreme threat to Australia. It has significant potential to establish more wild populations on islands and the mainland and become a pest.
Contains information on identification, distribution, damage, pest potential and risk management.
|Author||Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia|
|Publisher||Government of Western Australia|
|Department||Department of Agriculture and Food|
|Region||Australia - national|
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