Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID241898
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateTX
CountyWharton
LocalityWharton County
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLower Colorado
HUC8 Number12090302
Map
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Collection Year1950
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16213
Author:Swank, W.G., and G.A. Petrides
Date:1954
Title:Establishment and food habits of the nutria in Texas.
Journal:Ecology
Volume:35
Issue:2
Pages:172-176
CommentsNutria released to control aquatic vegetation.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked~195


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/30/2020].

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