Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
(capybara)
Mammals
Exotic

3 results for Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (capybara)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2943 Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Human Health Anecdotal N/A Capybaras are vectors for pathogens that can infect humans or domesticated animals. One such... 33824
2944 Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A Capybaras are vectors for pathogens that can infect humans or domesticated animals. One such... 33824
2945 Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Aquaculture/Agriculture Anecdotal Field If capybara populations became established in Florida, they have the potential to harm agricultural... 33824

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/8/2022].

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