USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database
Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on 30 November 2021 United States Geological Survey

This database has been established as a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public.

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Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 526,420 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 526,420 records in English (20 MB) - Update frequency: continually
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Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

U.S. Geological Survey (2019). Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, FL. http://nas.er.usgs.gov.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is United States Geological Survey. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d6cc311c-c5ab-4f23-9a20-10514f9eb9c4.  United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

aquatic; non-native; nonindigenous; invasive; Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Matthew Neilson
Fishery Biologist
United States Geological Survey
7920 NW 71 ST
32653 Gainesville
Florida
US
3522643519
http://nas.er.usgs.gov

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Matthew Neilson
Fishery Biologist
United States Geological Survey
7920 NW 71 ST
32653 Gainesville
Florida
US
3522643519
http://nas.er.usgs.gov

Who filled in the metadata:

Matthew Neilson
Fishery Biologist
United States Geological Survey
7920 NW 71 ST
32653 Gainesville
Florida
US
3522643519
http://nas.er.usgs.gov
Geographic Coverage

Freshwater drainages of the United States and its territories.

Bounding Coordinates South West [12.07, -168.91], North East [71.79, -47.66]
Taxonomic Coverage

All nonindigenous aquatic animals and plants in freshwater drainages of the United States and its territories.

Kingdom  Animalia,  Plantae
Temporal Coverage
Formation Period 1850-current
Project Data

No Description available

Title USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database
Funding U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Matthew Neilson
Collection Data
Collection Name USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database
Collection Identifier https://nas.er.usgs.gov
Parent Collection Identifier USGS
Additional Metadata
Purpose This database has been established as a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public.
Alternative Identifiers d6cc311c-c5ab-4f23-9a20-10514f9eb9c4
https://nas.er.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=nas