Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Canada Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Mexico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
Additional detail USA Global Invasive Species Listings  
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 14,671,151.06 km^2 PanTHERIA  
  • Longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
Longitude median
Additional detail -110 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -168 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail -52.6 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Introduced range includes
Additional detail Argentina Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Austria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Belgium Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bulgaria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Chile Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail China Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Czechoslovakia (former) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Denmark Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Estonia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Finland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail France Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Germany Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Hungary Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Ireland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Japan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kazakhstan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kyrgyzstan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Latvia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Lithuania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Mongolia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Netherlands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Norway Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Poland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Romania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Russian Federation Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sweden Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Switzerland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Ukraine Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United Kingdom Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Uzbekistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Yugoslavia (former) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Latitude min
Additional detail 28.92 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 48.69 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 68.46 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail 41.35 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 41.56 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude max
Additional detail -70.5 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -70.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 27.67 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 153.7 g weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 21.99 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 976.3 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 991.31 g adult PanTHERIA  
Teat number average
Additional detail 6 PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 1.36 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 152.1 g weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 22.72 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Habitat
Additional detail freshwater habitat
  • Freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
IUCN  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail animal habitation
  • Animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail biome
  • Biome
    A major class of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and other organisms. Biomes are defined based on factors such as plant structures (such as trees, shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and other factors like climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession and climax vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000428
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail desert
  • Desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail farm
  • Farm
    A tract of crop or grazing land, as well as the group of buildings with and often surrounding a farmhouse, including barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, used for agricultural production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000078
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail freshwater lake
  • Freshwater lake
    A lake of whose water contains low concentrations of salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000021
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail intertidal zone
  • Intertidal zone
    The area of the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide, i.e., the area between tide marks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000316
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • Marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peninsula
  • Peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plateau
  • Plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pond
  • Pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river valley
  • River valley
    A valley that contains, and has been formed by, a river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000171
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail stream
  • Stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail swamp
  • Swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 52.25 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Trophic level
Additional detail Omnivore
  • Omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail American Alligator GloBI  
Additional detail American Bullfrog GloBI  
Additional detail Bald Eagle GloBI  
Additional detail Barn Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Barred Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Bowfin GloBI  
Additional detail Common Snapping Turtle GloBI  
Additional detail Cottonmouth GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Dogs GloBI  
Additional detail Great Horned Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Largemouth Bass GloBI  
Additional detail Mink GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Harrier GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Raccoon GloBI  
Additional detail Northern River Otter GloBI  
Additional detail Red Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Slender Gars GloBI  
Additional detail Trigonarthris atrata GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 3 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 3.06 degrees Celsius PanTHERIA  
  • Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly AET (Actual Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/AETinRange
Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 455.05 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly PET (Potential Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere. Potential evapotranspiration (PET) is a representation of the environmental demand for evapotranspiration and represents the evapotranspiration rate of a short green crop, completely shading the ground, of uniform height and with adequate water status in the soil profile. It is a reflection of the energy available to evaporate water, and of the wind available to transport the water vapour from the ground up into the lower atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PETinRange
Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 598.8 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail American Alligator GloBI  
Additional detail Barn Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Barred Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Black Sandshell GloBI  
Additional detail California Gull GloBI  
Additional detail Catspaw GloBI  
Additional detail Clubshell GloBI  
Additional detail Common Muskrat GloBI  
Additional detail Common Muskrat GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Creek Heelsplitter GloBI  
Additional detail Creeper GloBI  
Additional detail Cylindrical Papershell GloBI  
Additional detail Deertoe GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Elliptio GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Pondmussel GloBI  
Additional detail Elktoe GloBI  
Additional detail Ellipse GloBI  
Additional detail Fatmucket GloBI  
Additional detail Fawnsfoot GloBI  
Additional detail Flutedshell GloBI  
Additional detail Fragile Papershell GloBI  
Additional detail Franklin's Gull GloBI  
Additional detail Freshwater Pearl Mussel GloBI  
Additional detail Giant Floater GloBI  
Additional detail Great Horned Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Hickorynut GloBI  
Additional detail Kidneyshell GloBI  
Additional detail Lake Floater GloBI  
Additional detail Lilliput GloBI  
Additional detail Mapleleaf GloBI  
Additional detail Mink GloBI  
Additional detail Mucket GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Harrier GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Raccoon GloBI  
Additional detail Northern River Otter GloBI  
Additional detail Paper Pondshell GloBI  
Additional detail Pimpleback GloBI  
Additional detail Pink Heelsplitter GloBI  
Additional detail Pink Papershell GloBI  
Additional detail Plain Pocketbook GloBI  
Additional detail Purple Lilliput GloBI  
Additional detail Purple Wartyback GloBI  
Additional detail Rainbow Mussel GloBI  
Additional detail Rayed Bean GloBI  
Additional detail Red-necked Grebe GloBI  
Additional detail Ring-necked Duck GloBI  
Additional detail Round Hickorynut GloBI  
Additional detail Round Pigtoe GloBI  
Additional detail Salamander Mussel GloBI  
Additional detail Scaleshell GloBI  
Additional detail Slippershell Mussel GloBI  
Additional detail Snuffbox GloBI  
Additional detail Spike GloBI  
Additional detail Threehorn Wartyback GloBI  
Additional detail Threeridge GloBI  
Additional detail Tubercled Blossom GloBI  
Additional detail Wabash Pigtoe GloBI  
Additional detail Wavyrayed Lampmussel GloBI  
Additional detail White Heelsplitter GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 5 PanTHERIA  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail American Alligator GloBI  
Additional detail Barn Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Barred Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Cottonmouth GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Great Horned Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Mink GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Harrier GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Raccoon GloBI  
Additional detail Northern River Otter GloBI  
Elevation standard deviation
Additional detail 225.8 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
Sample Size Additional detail 3 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
min Additional detail 328.0 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
mean Additional detail 588.7 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
median Additional detail 719.1 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
max Additional detail 719.1 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Home range average
Additional detail 0.00321 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 0.0034 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 6.55 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 6.7 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
  • Nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    An organism that is nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/activityCycleOther
PanTHERIA  
Age at first birth average
Additional detail 1.0 years female PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 27.86 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 30 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 30 days female PanTHERIA  
Litters per year average
Additional detail 2.43 female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 2.7 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 10.0 years PanTHERIA  
Age at eye opening average
Additional detail 14.5 days PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility average
Additional detail 198.11 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 285 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 285 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Terrestriality
Additional detail fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • Fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
Weaning age
Additional detail 25 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 27.84 days PanTHERIA  
Growth rate
Additional detail 0.0323 per day AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 26 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 2.59 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.3 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Metabolic rate average
Additional detail 841.27 mL/hr O2 PanTHERIA  
  • Basal metabolic rate
    Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/165109007
Basal metabolic rate
Additional detail 4.36 Watts AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 37.4 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
Human population density mean
Additional detail 18.34 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.04 PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>
Invasive in
Additional detail Austria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Belgium Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Czechoslovakia (former) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Finland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail France Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Germany Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Netherlands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Norway Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Russian Federation Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sweden Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Yugoslavia (former) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
Not invasive in
Additional detail Latvia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

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