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Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program



Asian swamp eelNonindigenous species are ranked second only to habitat loss in the factors that threaten native biodiversity, however the geographic distribution of many of these organisms is poorly understood. As new taxa are introduced and the range of those previously established continues to increase, precise tracking of their status and distribution is imperative for decision making and resource management.


Current Research


dot icon Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS)

dot icon Ecophysiology of Non-Native Fishes

dot icon Zebra and Quagga Mussel Distribution in U.S. Lakes

dot icon Zebra and Quagga Mussel Distribution Progression Map

dot icon New Zealand Mudsnail Information

dot icon Realtime Nonindigenous Species Google Maps:
     Asian Swamp Eel, Asian Tiger Shrimp, Lionfish,
     New Zealand Mudsnail, Northern Snakehead,
     Round Goby, Quagga Mussel, Zebra Mussel

dot icon NAS Alert System

Outreach


dot icon Asian Swamp Eel FAQs
     Comparison with Native Species

dot icon Zebra Mussel FAQs

dot icon Dreissena Species FAQs, A Closer Look

dot icon Student Questions Concerning Zebra Mussels

dot icon Snakeheads, Aquatic Invaders

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Recent Publications

Fuller, P.L., D.M. Knott, P.R. Kingsley-Smith, J.A. Morris, C.A. Buckel, M.E. Hunter and L.D. Hartman. 2014. Invasion of Asian tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798, in the western north Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Aquatic Invasions 9(1): 59-70. [Open Access]
S.E. Pittman, K.M. Hart, M.S. Cherkiss, R.W. Snow, I. Fujisaki, B.J. Smith, F.J. Mazzotti, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Homing of invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida: evidence for map and compass senses in snakes. Biol Lett 2014 10: 20140040. [USGS Press Release]
Cole, R. A., Choudhury, A., Nico, L. G., Griffin, K. M. 2014. Gnathostoma spinigerum in live Asian swamp eels (Monopterus spp.) from food markets and wild populations, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(4):634-642. [USGS Press Release]
Baerwaldt, K., A. Benson, and K. Irons. 2013. State of the carp: Asian carp distribution in North America. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Illinois, 4 pp. [Website]
McDowell, W. G., Benson, A. J. and Byers, J. E. (2014), Climate controls the distribution of a widespread invasive species: implications for future range expansion. Freshwater Biology 59(4):847-857. doi: 10.1111/fwb.12308 [Journal Abstract]
Huge, D.H., Schofield, P.J., Jacoby, C.A., Frazer T.K. 2014. Total mercury concentrations in lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin 78: 51 - 55. [Journal Abstract]
Benson, A.J. 2013. Chronological history of zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) in North America, 1988-2010. Pages 9-31 in Nalepa, T.F. and D.W. Schloesser (eds), Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 775 pp.

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