Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Argentina Global Invasive Species Listings  
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Additional detail Bolivia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bolivia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Brazil Global Invasive Species Listings  
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Additional detail Chile Global Invasive Species Listings  
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Additional detail Paraguay Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Paraguay Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Uruguay Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Uruguay Global Invasive Species Listings  
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 4,147,600.45 km^2 PanTHERIA  
  • longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
longitude max
Additional detail -49 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -61.9 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -74.7 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Introduced range includes
Additional detail Armenia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Armenia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Austria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Austria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Azerbaijan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Azerbaijan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Belgium Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Belgium Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Botswana Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Botswana Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bulgaria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bulgaria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Canada Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail China Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail China Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Croatia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Croatia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Czech Republic Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Czech Republic Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Denmark Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Denmark Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Europe Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Finland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Finland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail France Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail France Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Georgia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Georgia (Republic of) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Germany Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Germany Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Greece Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Greece Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Hungary Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Hungary Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Israel Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Israel Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Italy Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Italy Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Japan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Japan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Jordan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Jordan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kazakhstan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kazakhstan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kenya Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kenya Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Korea, Republic of Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Korea, Republic of Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Mexico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Mexico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Netherlands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Netherlands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Norway Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Norway Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Poland Global Invasive Species Listings  
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Additional detail Romania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Romania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Russian Federation Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Russian Federation Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Slovenia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Slovenia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Spain Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Spain Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sweden Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sweden Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Switzerland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Switzerland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tajikistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tajikistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tanzania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tanzania, United Republic of Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Thailand Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Thailand Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Turkey Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Turkey Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Turkmenistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Turkmenistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United Kingdom Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United Kingdom (UK) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United States (USA) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail USA Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Zambia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Zambia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Zimbabwe Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Zimbabwe Global Invasive Species Listings  
latitude max
Additional detail -15.8 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -35.4 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -55 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 51.94 cm adult PanTHERIA  
body mass average
Additional detail 1.75 kg weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 205.7 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 6.36 kg adult PanTHERIA  
teat number average
Additional detail 8 PanTHERIA  
weight
Additional detail 1.75 kg weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 225 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 7.85 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
Habitat
Additional detail aquatic habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail archipelago
  • archipelago
    A group of geographically or geologically associated islands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000220
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail brackish water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail canal
  • canal
    Artificial watercourse with no flow or a controlled flow used for navigation, drainage or irrigation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000014
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail farm
  • farm
    A tract of crop or grazing land, as well as the group of buildings with and often surrounding a farmhouse, including barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, used for agricultural production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000078
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland
  • grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail levee
  • levee
    An artificial slope or wall, usually earthen, which parallels the course of a river, built for the purpose of containing the river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000178
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail national wildlife refuge
  • national wildlife refuge
    A designation for certain protected areas of the United States managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge system is a network of lands and waters managed to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000364
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pond
  • pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail reservoir
  • reservoir
    An artificial body of water, often contained by a dam, constructed for the purpose of water storage.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000025
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river bank
  • river bank
    The sloping margin of a river, serving to confine it to its natural channel.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000143
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail steppe
  • steppe
    A plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally considered as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said to be normal in the steppe. It may be semi-desert, or covered with grass or shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000262
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail subtropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail waste Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail water body Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wood Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 70.13 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Trophic level
Additional detail Omnivore
  • Omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail Podospora curvicolla GloBI  
Additional detail Schizothecium tetrasporum (G. Winter) N. Lundq. 1972 GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 3 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 14.4 degrees Celsius PanTHERIA  
  • Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly AET (Actual Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/AETinRange
Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 707.15 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly PET (Potential Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere. Potential evapotranspiration (PET) is a representation of the environmental demand for evapotranspiration and represents the evapotranspiration rate of a short green crop, completely shading the ground, of uniform height and with adequate water status in the soil profile. It is a reflection of the energy available to evaporate water, and of the wind available to transport the water vapour from the ground up into the lower atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PETinRange
Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 979.58 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
interacts with
Additional detail Coypu GloBI  
Additional detail Coypu GloBI  
Additional detail Podospora curvicolla GloBI  
Additional detail Podospora curvicolla GloBI  
Additional detail Podospora tetraspora GloBI  
Additional detail Schizothecium tetrasporum (G. Winter) N. Lundq. 1972 GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 6 PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
home range average
Additional detail 0.02 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 0.03 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 5.34 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 6 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
  • nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    An organism that is nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/activityCycleOther
PanTHERIA  
Age at first birth average
Additional detail 319.37 days female PanTHERIA  
gestation period duration average
Additional detail 131.86 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 130 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 131.5 days female PanTHERIA  
Litters per year
Additional detail 2.3 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 2.58 female PanTHERIA  
total life span max
Additional detail 12.0 years PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 8.5 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Social group size
    Number of individuals in a group that spends the majority of their time in a 24 hour cycle together where there is some indication that these individuals form a social cohesive unit.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SocialGroupSize
Social group size average
Additional detail 7.5 individuals PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 152 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 152 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 187.09 days PanTHERIA  
Terrestriality
Additional detail fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
Weaning age average
Additional detail 52.83 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 91 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 131 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 2.59 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.78 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 34.6 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  
animal population density average
Additional detail 226.26 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density mean
Additional detail 19.13 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.08 PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>
Invasive in
Additional detail Armenia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Austria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Azerbaijan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Belgium Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Botswana Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bulgaria Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail China Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Croatia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Czech Republic Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Denmark Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Finland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail France Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Georgia (Republic of) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Germany Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Greece Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Hungary Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Israel Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Italy Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Japan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Jordan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kazakhstan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kenya Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Korea, Republic of Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Mexico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Netherlands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Norway Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Poland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Romania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Russian Federation Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Slovenia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Spain Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sweden Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Switzerland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tajikistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Thailand Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Turkey Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Turkmenistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail United Kingdom Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail USA Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Zambia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Zimbabwe Global Invasive Species Listings  
conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
Not invasive in
Additional detail Argentina Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bolivia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Brazil Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Chile Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Paraguay Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tanzania Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Uruguay Global Invasive Species Listings  

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