Specimen Information

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
(capybara)
Mammals
Exotic

Specimen ID261344
GroupMammals
GenusHydrochoerus
Specieshydrochaeris
Common Namecapybara
StateFL
CountyAlachua
LocalitySanta Fe River, near Brooker
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSanta Fe
HUC8 Number03110206
HUC10 NameRocky Creek-Sante Fe River
HUC10 Number0311020603
HUC12 Name031102060303
HUC12 Number031102060303
Map
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Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity research
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14724
Author:Layne, J.N.
Date:1997
Title:Nonindigenous mammals.
Publisher:Island Press
Pages:157-186
CommentsA small group observed. Possible escapees from local wildlife research facility. not known to be breeding; see http://www.myfwc.com/WILDLIFEHABITATS/Nonnative_Capybara.htm
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordcounty
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedsmall group


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