Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus

Impact ID3373
Impact TypeAquaculture/Agriculture
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe most pronounced damage to rice production is caused by Nutria (Myocastor coypus) burrowing into and cutting large irrigation canal levees. In most cases, the Myocastor coypus that burrow into a levee are following and enlarging a burrow made by Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus).
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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