Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID1634571
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateNC
CountyBrunswick
LocalityAlligator Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Cape Fear
HUC8 Number03030005
HUC10 NameBrunswick River-Cape Fear River
HUC10 Number0303000505
HUC12 NameBrunswick River-Cape Fear River
HUC12 Number030300050503
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month11
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | escaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
CommentsIt was swimming across alligator creek on the surface, then came out of the water on the bank and sat on the edge of the water.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierWesley Daniel (USGS)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/21/2021].

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