Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Impact ID2945
Impact TypeAquaculture/Agriculture
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIf capybara populations became established in Florida, they have the potential to harm agricultural industries as they are regarded as pests of crops in their native range, especially where their populations are large.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2023].

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