ANS Task Force

Species of Concern

The species listed below are only a few of the many aquatic nuisance species that are potentially harmful to environments in which they are not native. These species included here are offered as examples to illustrate some of the problems that are associated with some of our nation's more common aquatic nuisances. Please click on a species below to see a general fact sheet for that species.
Zebra Mussel
Zebra/Quagga Mussels
Ruffe
Ruffe

Chinese Mitten Crab
Chinese Mitten Crab
European Green Crab
European Green Crab
Brown Tree Snake
Brown Tree Snake
Caulerpa
Caulerpa
Purple loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife
Eurasian Water Milfoil
Eurasian Water Milfoil
New Zealand Mudsnail
New Zealand Mudsnail
Asian Swamp Eel
Asian Swamp Eel
lionfish
Lionfish
Round Goby
Round Goby
Sea Lamprey
Sea Lamprey
Snakehead
Snakehead
Nutria
Nutria
Spiny Water Flea
Hydrilla
Applesnail
Applesnail
Water Hyacinth
Water Hyacinth
Rusty Crayfish
Rusty Crayfish
Giant Salvinia
Giant Salvinia
         

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