Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1633143
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateMS
CountyRankin
LocalityPelahatchie Bay, Ross Barnett Reservoir
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Pearl-Strong
HUC8 Number03180002
HUC10 NamePelahatchie Creek
HUC10 Number0318000203
HUC12 NameMill Creek-Pelahatchie Creek
HUC12 Number031800020307
Map
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Collection Day25
Collection Month10
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33888
Author:Pearl River Valley Water Supply District
Date:2019
Title:Giant Salvinia reappears in Pelahatchie Bay
Publisher:Pearl River Valley Water Supply District
CommentsRediscovered after undetected since May 2019. The infested area was immediately sprayed, including aerial spraying.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactBanned boat traffic for residents, businesses, and commuters


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/4/2023].

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