Ecology

Associations

Animal / dung saprobe
solitary or gregarious apothecium of Ascodesmis microscopica is saprobic in/on dung or excretions of dung of Rattus

Animal / rests in
Entamoeba muris rests inside large intestine of Rattus

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
tapeworm of Hymenolepis diminuta endoparasitises small intestine of Rattus

Animal / dung saprobe
perithecium of Lophotrichus bartlettii is saprobic in/on dung or excretions of dung of Rattus

Animal / parasite / ectoparasite
Mycoptes musculinus ectoparasitises mangey head of Rattus

Animal / parasite / ectoparasite
Myobia musculi ectoparasitises mangey body of Rattus

Animal / parasite / ectoparasite / blood sucker
Nosopsyllus fasciatus sucks the blood of body of Rattus
Other: major host/prey

Animal / parasite / ectoparasite
Notoedres muris ectoparasitises tail (base) of Rattus

Animal / parasite / ectoparasite
Polyplax spinulosa ectoparasitises head of Rattus

Animal / parasite / ectoparasite
encysted Psorergates simplex ectoparasitises cysted underside of Rattus

Animal / dung saprobe
effuse colony of Oedocephalum anamorph of Pyronema omphalodes is saprobic in/on dung or excretions of dung of Rattus

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
Cystocercus larva of Taenia taeniaeformis endoparasitises body cavity of Rattus

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
cyst of Toxascaris leonina endoparasitises body cavity of Rattus

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Known predators

Rattus (Rattus (rat)) is prey of:
Asio

Based on studies in:
USA: California (Marine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • R. F. Johnston, Predation by short-eared owls on a Salicornia salt marsh, Wilson Bull. 68(2):91-102, from p. 99 (1956).
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Known prey organisms

Rattus (Rattus (rat)) preys on:
Plantae
invertebrates
Rallus
Aves
Ocypode

Based on studies in:
USA: California (Marine)
Peru (Coastal)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • H. W. Koepcke and M. Koepcke, Sobre el proceso de transformacion de la materia organica en las playas arenosas marinas del Peru. Publ. Univ. Nac. Mayer San Marcos, Zoologie Serie A, No. 8, from p. 24 (1952).
  • R. F. Johnston, Predation by short-eared owls on a Salicornia salt marsh, Wilson Bull. 68(2):91-102, from p. 99 (1956).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:857
Specimens with Sequences:869
Specimens with Barcodes:710
Species:80
Species With Barcodes:76
Public Records:547
Public Species:71
Public BINs:32
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