Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3350
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionDamage occurred to nearly every crop grown in the area including alfalfa, grass seed, wheat, barley, oats, field corn, sweet corn, carrots, table beets, cauliflower, cucumbers, melons and sugar beets. Nutria (Myocastor coypus) also girdled fruit trees, nut trees, deciduous forest trees and occasionally conifers. Even Oregon oak, Quercus garryana, generally shunned for food even by beaver, was girdled where it occurred along stream courses.
Reference17139
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationOregon

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2021].

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