Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3375
Impact TypeAquaculture/Agriculture
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) burrow into and cut levees allowing large fields to flood. Flooding causes a reduction in the sugar cane yield. Nutria (Myocastor coypus) will feed on the stalks of sugar cane and in some cases will reduce the field's production for the season.
Reference33928
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLouisiana

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2021].

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