European Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Upper body grey-brown, underparts pale grey. Ears long, but do not extend past the nose if held forward. Tail white.

European Rabbits shelter in burrows (warrens). They eat grass and fleshy plant roots (tubers). They are considered to be a pest species in Australia and there have been many attempts to eradicate them. The IUCN listing as 'near threatened' relates only to their natural range of southwest Europe and Northwest Africa.

Sorry I am working on providing identification images and information for this species please check back soon

What habitats does Oryctolagus cuniculus live in?

They can be found in a wide range of areas

What is the distribution of Oryctolagus cuniculus?

Mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Oryctolagus cuniculus grow?

Body up to 45 cm long

Rules & Regulations
Common Name:
Family Name:
Conservation Status:
Provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
Species Added:
Species Updated:
Sorry I do not have any videos for this species at the moment I am working hard to bring more video content as often as I can
There are no local sightings for this species at the moment

This does not mean that it cannot be found locally, just that I have not been able to verify records at the time this species was added to the database.

Disclaimer: A lot of work goes into trying to identify and ensure accurate identifications are made and that the listed Descriptions, Sizes, Habitats and Distribution information is as accurate and valid as possible. Unfortunately, information in this arena is ever changing and as such no guarantee can be offered that it is correct or currently valid as a result the information is provided as a guide, and it is always suggested that you do a little research to ensure you have the latest and most accurate information. View the reference's or bibliography I welcome any feedback and comments on the information provided.

Take me back up