Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID1473523
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateNC
CountyWake
LocalityBridges Lake
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Neuse
HUC8 Number03020201
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month1
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | escaped captivity fur farm
Statusunknown
CommentsObserved dead animal and when asking others in the area they had also seen nutria at this location and downstream. Found under greenway bridge as it crosses over Bridges Lake which is now Bridges wetland since the removal of Milburnie Dam
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/6/2019].

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