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USGS: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
This U.S Gological Survey database provides information on both nonindigenous floral and faunal species found in aquatic areas in the United States. Users may generate a text-based list of specific non-native species by by selecting taxonomic group, genus, species, or common name; or locate all non-native species in a given area by searching states or major or minor drainage areas from a set of interactive maps. Search results appear in table form with links to factsheets or interactive maps where available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Biology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Some reports require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law.You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission.Use of the USGS visual identifier (logo) is restricted to official publications.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-335
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Aquatic Resource Studies

Contact: Buck Albert
Center for Aquatic Resource Studies
U.S. Geological Survey