Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID242011
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateLA
CountyLafourche/Jeffer
LocalityBarataria Basin, coastal southeast Louisiana, bound by the Mississippi and Bayou Lafourche.
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEast Central Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090301
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17146
Author:Conner, W.H., and J.R. Toliver.
Date:1987
Title:The Problem of Planting Louisiana Swamplands with Nutria (Myocastor coypus) are Present.
Publisher:University of Nebraska
Pages:42-49
CommentsFrom a study on the effects of nutria on cypress seedlings
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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