Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus

Impact ID3345
Impact TypeAquaculture/Agriculture
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) are a nuisance species in the rice fields of Louisiana. Nutria (Myocastor coypus) move out into the fields at night to eat growing rice plants. They dig holes in the levees of irrigation canals, and burrows must be filled in to prevent leakage during the rice planting season.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2023].

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