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Tiger Prawn

Giant Tiger Prawn – Invasive Species – Part 5

Invasive Species in USA Waterways – Part 5 Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon) The Giant Tiger Prawn is an invasive species of Aquatic Anthropods which is native to the Indian Ocean. Its biological name is Penaeus monodon. This aggressive anthropod can grow to a foot in length and weigh a pound. While, it has an …

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Armored Catfish

Armored Catfish – Invasive Species – Part 4

Invasive Species in USA Waterways – Part 4 Armored Catfish (Hypostomus plecostomus) Armored Catfish is native to South America, specifically the Amazon Basin, Costa Rica and Panama. While, there are two types of catfish in this range. Namely, Armadillo del Rio (Hypostomus Plecostomus) and sailfin catfish (Pterygoplichthys). Hypostomus Plecstomus has become an invasive species. While, …

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Zebra and Quagga Mussel

Zebra Mussel vs Quagga Mussel – Invasive Species – Part 3

Invasive Species In USA Waterways – Part 3 Zebra Mussel vs Quagga Mussel The Zebra mussel and Quagga mussel are very similar in many ways. They both arrived from Europe on the bottom ships, hulls, aquatic plants, docks, lifts and in contaminated ballasts and spread to the Great lakes. While, the zebra mussel and the …

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Asian Clam

Asian Clam – Invasive Species – Part 2

Invasive Species in USA Waterways – Part 2 Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea)   Asian Clam is a freshwater mollusc with the botanical name of Corbicula fluminea. Furthermore, are native to Eurasia. The invasive species prefers cooler waters. They are small lightly-colored bivalves. Sometimes, smaller than 50mm in size. Generally, have a life span of between one …

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Invasive Species in USA Waterways

Invasive Species Definition Firstly, for us to understand the problem. It is important to know what an invasive species is. As well as, understanding the Invasive Species in USA Waterways. An invasive species is regarded as invasive if it has been introduced by human action to a location, area or region where it does not …

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