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Species Information

Below is an alphabetical listing (by scientific name) of some of the invasive species in our region. Widespread species are common in this region as well as in most surrounding areas. Established species are relatively widespread throughout the region but may not be present in neighboring regions. Emerging species are not yet widespread in the region but may be locally common. Threat species are at very low levels in the region. The websites URLs listed will take you to short informational summaries about these species, and recommended management practices on how to deal with them. The websites listed have been selected based on their quality of information, but additional excellent sites are available and cannot be listed due to space considerations, and ease of use of this website.

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Species (Scientific) Species (Common) Status Typesort descending Websites
Channa argus Northern Snakehead Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Bellamya chinensis Chinese Mystery Snail Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Corbicula fluminea Asian Clam Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Dreissena polymorpha Zebra Mussel Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mitten crab Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Orconectes rusticus Rusty crayfish Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Carassius auratus Goldfish Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Cyprinus carpio Common carp Established Aquatic Animal
Bythotrephes longimanus Spiny waterflea Threat Aquatic Animal CABI: Invasive Species Compendium
Didymosphenia geminata Didymo Threat Aquatic Plant
Potamogeton crispus Curly-leaf pondweed Widespread Aquatic Plant
Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian Watermilfoil Widespread Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Cabomba caroliniana Fanwort Emerging Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Najas minor Brittle naiad Widespread Aquatic Plant
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Frogbit Threat Aquatic Plant
Trapa natans Water Chestnut Widespread Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Egeria densa Brazilian elodea Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Hydrilla verticillata Hydrilla, water-thyme Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris Widespread Aquatic Plant
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Broadleaf/variable-leaf watermilfoil Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP