Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3398
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThis study examined the prevalence of Giardia sp. infection in nuisance Beaver (Castor canadensis) and Nutria (Myocastor coypus) in east Texas. Fecal samples were examined for the occurrence of Giardia sp. cysts. Twenty Myocastor coypus (66.7%) were found to be positive for Giardia sp.
Reference17252
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2022].

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