Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID242242
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateLA
CountyVermilion
LocalityBelle Isle
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMermentau
HUC8 Number08080202
HUC10 NameFreshwater Bayou-Frontal Gulf of Mexico
HUC10 Number0808020209
HUC12 NameBelle Isle Bayou-Freshwater Bayou Canal
HUC12 Number080802020902
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. Between 1953-1957 209,345 nutria trapped at this location.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected209,345


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