Tweedy's crab-eating rat

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Tweedy's crab-eating rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Ichthyomys
Species: I. tweedii
Binomial name
Ichthyomys tweedii
Anthony, 1921

Tweedy's crab-eating rat (Ichthyomys tweedii) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is found in two disjoint regions in western Ecuador and central Panama. The species is found near fast-flowing streams in primary and secondary forest, and is known from elevations of 900 to 1700 m.[1] It is presumed that like other members of its genus, it nocturnal and semiaquatic, and feeds on freshwater invertebrates, such as crabs.[1] This rodent is threatened by habitat destruction and water pollution.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Tirira, D.; Boada, C.; Samudio, R. & Pino, J. (2008). "Ichthyomys tweedii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. 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.