Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID1545195
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateNV
CountyWashoe
LocalityIn stream between Angel Ridge Drive and Sunrock Road, just off of South Meadows parkway in Reno NV
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTruckee
HUC8 Number16050102
HUC10 NameSteamboat Creek
HUC10 Number1605010203
HUC12 NameThomas Creek
HUC12 Number160501020305
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month5
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | escaped captivity fur farm
Statusunknown
CommentsDid not take pictures, but both my wife and I both identified from 10 feet. We've seen these in this stream since early spring.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected6


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/16/2021].

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