Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID1655071
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateNM
CountyLea
LocalityHobbs, New Mexico
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMonument-Seminole Draws
HUC8 Number12080003
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month7
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm | dispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsMy cat has brought several of these home since April 6, 2018. O thought it was dead and tried to dispose of it when it bit me. Went to ER nurse kept telling me it was a rabbit. I knew it wasn't. I finally called Environmental people they said it was just a rat (15 lbs) and threw it their truck. Sent pictures to the Game Warden on the next one my cat brought in. Never heard a word. He brings them in through the pet door. The first two were huge and the rest have small.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Photo




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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/17/2021].

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