Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID1655067
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateOR
CountyWashington
LocalityCommonwealth Lake Park, Portland, Oregon
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTualatin
HUC8 Number17090010
HUC10 NameRock Creek-Tualatin River
HUC10 Number1709001004
HUC12 NameBeaverton Creek
HUC12 Number170900100401
Map
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Collection Day10
Collection Month6
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | escaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
Commentsphoto isn't the best. Thought it was a beaver or something but the tail didn't seem right and the red/orange teeth were weird but thought it was whatever it was eating. someone walked by and said it was a nutria. googled it and it was spot on.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/18/2021].

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