Species: Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Nomenclature
Scientific name Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   
English name black rat, house rat, ship rat
French name rat noir
Dutch name zwarte rat
German name Hausratte

Illustrations

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.

Google images


Protection status and Red List
Flanders
red list: No threat
Brussels
red list: Endangered
Wallonia
red list: Endangered
Belgium
red list: No threat

Distribution
Flanders naturalized (2a)
Brussels naturalized (2a)
Wallonia naturalized (2a)
Habitat terrestrial
Reference Frechkop 1958. Faune de Belgique - Mammifères
Expert Saskia Mercelis
Map Belgian Data Portal (Belgian Biodiversity Platform)

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be