Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus

Impact ID3363
Impact TypeAquaculture/Agriculture
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionDuring the winter, Nutria (Myocastor coypus) will uproot the planted sugar cane stalks, destroying all future growth of that stalk. In some cases this kind of damage may result in total loss of the three year crop. Total loss also occurs if young cane shoots are eaten back repeatedly.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2023].

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