Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3356
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn this study, Roots were the most important part of the Nutria's (Myocastor coypus) diet. Three-square rush (Schoenoplectus pungens) made up nearly 80 percent of their diet and was found in over 94 percent of the stomachs examined. Semi aquatic plants made up slightly more than 88 percent of the Myocastor coypus diet.
Reference17144
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationMaryland

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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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