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Sylvilagus aquaticus (Swamp Rabbit)

Wikipedia Abstract

The swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus), or swamp hare, is a large cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Other common names for the swamp rabbit include marsh rabbit and cane-cutter. The common name, along with the species name “aquaticus” (meaning found in water), are suitable names for a species with a strong preference for wet areas and that will take to the water and swim.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
19
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.33
EDGE Score: 1.99

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  4.51 lbs (2.05 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  61 grams
Diet [2]  Herbivore, Coprophage
Gestation [1]  36 days
Litter Size [1]  3
Nocturnal [2]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central forest-grasslands transition United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central U.S. hardwood forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East Central Texas forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Mississippi lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Ozark Mountain forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Piney Woods forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Sabine - Galveston United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Southeastern conifer forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Southeastern mixed forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Texas blackland prairies United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Gulf Coastal grasslands Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve National Park II 616880 Texas, United States
Buffalo National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 59947 Arkansas, United States
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area V 7622 Georgia, United States
Chickasaw National Recreation Area V 7025 Oklahoma, United States
Gulf Island National Seashore II 67487 Florida, Mississippi, United States
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park V 1926 Alabama, United States
Jean Lafitte National Hist. Park & Preserve National Historical Park II 17686 Louisiana, United States
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge VI 28351 Louisiana, United States
Land Between the Lakes Biosphere Reserve V 166264 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Ocmulgee National Monument V 693 Georgia, United States
Shiloh National Military Park III 4061 Tennessee, United States
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge IV 26618 Alabama, United States

Prey / Diet

Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)[1]
Carex lupulina (hop sedge)[1]
Ilex decidua (possumhaw)[1]
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)[1]
Toxicodendron radicans subsp. radicans (Eastern poison ivy)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)1
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)1
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)1
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)1
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)1
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)1
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)1
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)1

Predators

Alligator mississippiensis (Alligator, Gator, American alligator, Florida alligator, Mississippi alligator, Louisiana alligator.)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cediopsylla simplex[3]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[3]
Hasstilesia tricolor[4]
Heterobilharzia americana[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Audubon Zoo

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Sylvilagus aquaticus, Joseph A. Chapman and George A. Feldhamer, Mammalian Species No. 151, pp. 1-4 (1981) 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3International Flea Database 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access