Nutria (Myocaster coypus) are an introduced semi-aquatic rodent species originally brought to Maryland for fur in the 1940s, but are since considered to be nuisance species, destroying large areas of marshland, particularly around the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Nutria (Myocaster coypus)

Nutria (Myocaster coypus) are an introduced semi-aquatic rodent species originally brought to Maryland for fur in the 1940s, but are since considered to be nuisance species, destroying large areas of marshland, particularly around the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-19
AlbumFauna > Mammals
TypePhoto
Dimensions267 x 200
Filesize60 kB
Number of Downloads29
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LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)