Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1546954
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StatePR
CountySan Juan
LocalityLago Las Curias
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010005
HUC10 NameSan Juan Bay Estuary Watershed
HUC10 Number2101000505
HUC12 NameRio Puerto Nuevo at mouth
HUC12 Number210100050502
Map
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Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity | hitch hiker | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33265
Author:San Juan Bay Estuary Program.
Date:2016
Title:Pollution alert: giant salvinia invades Lake Las Curías
Publisher:San Juan Bay Estuary Program
Reference 2
Ref. Number:33266
Author:Gautreaux, K.
Date:2019
Title:LSU AgCenter scientists assisting with salvinia control effort in Puerto Rico
Publisher:LSU AgCenter
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
VerifierIan Pfingsten
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/17/2021].

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