The Water-rat is highly adapted to life in the water. Gestation is 34 days. Usually three to four young in a littler.
Flattened head, long blunt nose, with abundant whiskers, small eyes, small ears and webbed hind feet.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Water-rat is one of Australia's largest rodents. They are one of Australia's only two amphibious mammals (the platypus is the other).
Carnivore. Eats fish, shellfish, frogs and aquatic insects.
Lives in river banks, estuaries and around dams and creeks. They live in burrows alongside river and lake banks.
Native to Australia