Stolzmann's crab-eating rat

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Stolzmann's crab-eating rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Ichthyomys
I. stolzmanni
Binomial name
Ichthyomys stolzmanni
Thomas, 1893

Stolzmann's crab-eating rat (Ichthyomys stolzmanni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is found in Ecuador and Peru. The species is believed to be nocturnal and semiaquatic, and has been found at an elevation range of 900 to 1700 m.[1] A survey in 2010 indicates that it has become a pest at local fish farms.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Pacheco, V. & Tirira, D. (2008). "Ichthyomys stolzmanni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T10763A3214719. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T10763A3214719.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1120. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Walker, Matt (2011-02-02). "Rare and enigmatic fishing rat soon becomes nuisance". BBC Earth News. BBC. Retrieved 2011-02-02. External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ Pacheco, Víctor; Ugarte-Núñez, Joaquín (2011). "New records of Stolzmann's fish-eating rat Ichthyomys stolzmanni (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae) in Peru: a rare species becoming a nuisance". Mammalian Biology. 76 (5): 657–661. doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2010.10.007.