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  
Additional detail Argentina Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bolivia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bolivia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Brazil Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Brazil Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Chile Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Chile Global Invasive Species Listings  
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  
Additional detail Poland Global Invasive Species Listings  
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 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  
Habitat
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 elevation
  • Elevation
    A landform elevated above the surrounding area.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000176
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 freshwater marsh
  • Freshwater marsh
    A marsh associated with water that contains low concentrations of salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000053
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 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 shrubland biome
  • Shrubland biome
    A shrubland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, dense groups of shrubs.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000176
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 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
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland 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  
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  
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  

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>
Iucn red list category
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  
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  

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  
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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