Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID242636
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 Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17270
Author:Scarborough, J., and E. Mouton.
Date:2007
Title:A Survey of Nutria Herbivory Damage in Coastal Louisiana in 2007.
Publisher:Fur and Refuge Division, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Coastwide Nutria Control Program.
Pages:40 pp
CommentsLocation cited in report as "Cameron county" but coordinates correlate directly with those for Lacassine NWR. 233 acres of marsh damaged by nutria at this site.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1,725


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