Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3346
Impact TypeInfrastructure
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.
Reference16213
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLouisiana

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/8/2021].

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