Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3374
Impact TypeInfrastructure
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).
Reference33928
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLouisiana

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