Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

19 results for Salvinia molesta (giant salvinia)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
3169 Salvinia molesta Navigation Observational Field Boat traffic for residents, businesses, and commuters was banned during lake drawdown and... 33888
3404 Salvinia molesta Property Value Anecdotal N/A Home owners say their property values near Pelahatchie Bay in Ross Barnett Reservoir, Mississippi... 33947
3457 Salvinia molesta Habitat Alteration Observational Field Salvinia sp. showed a rapid growth rate that covered the surface of Don Felipe Lake in... 28393
3471 Salvinia molesta Habitat Alteration Experimental Laboratory Salvinia molesta rapidly releases Phosphorus, Calcium, and Magnesium, but not Nitrogen... 33989
3472 Salvinia molesta Human Health Observational Field Salvinia molesta hosts Mansonia sp. mosquitoes, which are linked to elephantiasis. 33990
3473 Salvinia molesta Infrastructure Observational N/A Salvinia molesta blocked the water inlet to the Stanley Power Station at Kolonnawa, Ceylon 28619
3474 Salvinia molesta Aquaculture/Agriculture Anecdotal N/A Rice paddies with Salvinia molesta are hindered in sowing and reaping, and may prevent... 28619
3475 Salvinia molesta Navigation Observational N/A Mats of Salvinia molesta impede boat movement and clog propellers. 28322
3476 Salvinia molesta Commerce Observational N/A Commercial activities of the inhabitants of the Sepik River system in Papua New Guinea were... 28402
3489 Salvinia molesta Habitat Alteration Experimental Field Reduction of Salvinia molesta by Cyrtobagous salviniae biocontrol increased average... 28388
4056 Salvinia molesta Habitat Alteration Observational Field Presence of Salvinia molesta in a freshwater system decreased dissolved oxygen, pH, and... 35708
4057 Salvinia molesta Food Web Observational Field Macroinvertebrate communities had reduced abundance, diversity, and ecosystem productivity as... 35708
4517 Salvinia molesta Recreation Anecdotal N/A can cover entire water body surface preventing recreational activities like swimming, boating etc 36455
4518 Salvinia molesta Commerce Anecdotal N/A plants block fishing nets and impede the passage of boats 36455
4519 Salvinia molesta Human Health Anecdotal N/A mats have been mistaken for solid ground by people and animals causing them to fall into the water... 36455
4520 Salvinia molesta Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A slows water flow and provides favorable conditions for mosquito breeding 36455
4521 Salvinia molesta Infrastructure Anecdotal N/A clogs pump intakes and causes water losses from storage areas from higher levels of... 36455
4522 Salvinia molesta Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A dense mats over water alters aquatic habitat shading out native aquatic organisms 36455
4523 Salvinia molesta Water Quality Anecdotal N/A mats shade out light and oxygen levels are lower leading to water stagnation and pollution 36455

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/19/2021].

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