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.
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 283,080 records.
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U.S. Geological Survey (2019). Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, FL. http://nas.er.usgs.gov.
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aquatic; non-native; nonindigenous; invasive; Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence
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Freshwater drainages of the United States and its territories.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [12.07, -168.91], North East [71.79, -47.66]|
All nonindigenous aquatic animals and plants in freshwater drainages of the United States and its territories.
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|
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|Collection Name||USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database|
|Parent Collection Identifier||USGS|
|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.|