Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus

Impact ID3360
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) ate Bald Cyprus (Taxodium distichum) seedlings almost as fast as they were planted in logged over areas. Studies at Louisiana State University have also shown that nutria are severely restricting planting efforts in many of the cypress swamps in the state, and they are also limiting marsh growth and spread in freshwater and brackish marsh areas.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2024].

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