Hydromys Skull Replica measures 2.3 inches. Hydromys Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Known as the Australian Water Rat

The Hydromys, Australian Water Rat or Golden Bellied Water Rat dwells in freshwater lakes and rivers throughout Australia and Tasmania and on offshore islands. They are also found on New Guinea.

Hydromys are able to withstand pollution in cities and even thrive there. They are often observed by humans because they are also active during the day.

Farmers benefit from Hydromys or Australian Water Rats because they often destroy yabbies, other small rodents, which destroy irrigation systems.

By eating pond snails, water rats also protect livestock from the parasites that are transmitted through snails.

Golden Bellied Water rats or Australian Water rats are widespread and abundant, they are not threatened.