Specimen Information

Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID253837
GroupMammals
GenusMyocastor
Speciescoypus
Common Namenutria
StateLA
CountyVermilion
LocalityVermilion Bay
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameVermilion
HUC8 Number08080103
Map
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Collection Year1977
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity fur farm
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17193
Author:Linscombe, G., N. Kinler, and V. Wright
Date:1981
Title:Nutria Population Density and Vegetation Changes in Brackish Marsh in Coastal Louisiana.
Journal:Proceedings of the Worldwide Furbearer Conference
Volume:1
Pages:129-141
Comments723 nutria were live trapped, tagged and released to estimate the population in the marsh. Vegetative changes were also investigated.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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