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Nectomys squamipes (South American Water Rat) is a species of rodents in the family cricetids . They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Neotropics. They are solitary, nocturnal omnivores. Individuals can grow to 448 mm. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on swimming to move around.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of South American water rat. View this species on GBIF