Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3366
Impact TypeInfrastructure
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) may burrow into the styrofoam flotation of boat docks and wharves, causing them to lean and sink. Myocastor coypus may burrow under buildings, leading to uneven settling or failure of the foundations. Burrows can weaken roadbeds, stream banks, dams, and dikes, which may collapse when the soil is saturated by rain or high water or when subjected to the weight of heavy objects on the surface.
Reference17148
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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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