Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus

Impact ID3347
Impact TypeInfrastructure
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) may enlarge other animals' burrows or construct extensive burrow systems of their own. Burrows are often connected, and the end of the burrow system may be 30 ft or more from the bank entrance. These systems could cave in with surface traffic or rains, and cause washouts leading to erosion, siltation, and the loss of water.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/17/2024].

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