Round-tailed Muskrat

Least concern conservation status
OrderRodentia
FamilyCricetidae
SubfamilyArvicolinae
GenusNeofiber
Binomial nameNeofiber alleni
Round-tailed Muskrat range map
Range of species in blue

The round-tailed muskrat is a species of rodent which is also referred to as the Florida water rat. They are usually found in the Southeastern region of the United States and mainly live in swamps.

The round-tailed muskrat has an average weight of 262-279 grams, with males being bigger than females. Their total body length is about 380 mm long. Round-tailed muskrats are nocturnal and mostly feed on aquatic plants.