Specimen Information

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
(capybara)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID1697334
GroupMammals
GenusHydrochoerus
Specieshydrochaeris
Common Namecapybara
StateIL
CountyRandolph
LocalityMary's River (referenced as St. Mary's River in post)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
HUC8 Number07140105
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month7
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38196
Author:Willetts, M.
Date:2022
Title:Giant rodent native to South America ended up in Illinois river. A fisherman killed it.
Publisher:The Kansas City Star
Reference 2
Ref. Number:38197
Author:618 Hunting
Date:2022
Title:A local  killed this 80-90 pound capybara this past weekend off the St.Mary’s river in Randolph county, Illinois while bowfishing.
CommentsShot and killed by angler while bowfishing the Mary's River.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/6/2022].

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