Hydrilla verticillata
Hydrilla verticillata

Impact ID9231
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe epiphytic cyanobacteria Aetokthonos hydrillicola primarily grows on Hydrilla verticillata. This cyanobacteria causes avian vacuolar myelinopathy, a fatal neurological disease in birds. This disease has been seen to affect waterfowl and bald eagles.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationStrom Thurmond Lake, Georgia, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/22/2024].

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