Species: Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769)

Scientific name Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769)
English name brown rat, norway rat, common rat
French name surmulot, rat brun
Dutch name bruine rat
German name Wanderratte


Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Protection status and Red List

Flanders naturalized (2a)
Brussels naturalized (2a)
Wallonia naturalized (2a)
Habitat terrestrial
Invasive species exclamation markInvasive Species in Belgium (Belgian Biodiversity Platform)
Reference Verkem et al. 2003. Zoogdieren in Vlaanderen
Expert Jan Stuyck
Map Belgian Data Portal (Belgian Biodiversity Platform)

Recent sightings on observations.be