Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID242239
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateLA
CountyCameron
LocalityLacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMermentau
HUC8 Number08080202
HUC10 NameBell City Drainage
HUC10 Number0808020204
HUC12 NameNorth Canal-Bell City Drainage Canal
HUC12 Number080802020403
Map
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Collection Year1954
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17192
Author:Harris, V.T., and F. Webert.
Date:1962
Title:Nutria Feeding Activity and Its Effect on Marsh Vegetation in Southwestern Louisiana.
Publisher:US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Special Scientific Report.
Issue:64
Pages:53 p
CommentsSurvey site for a study on the effect of nutria on marsh vegetation.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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