Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID167652
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateMS
CountyJackson
LocalityLower Pascagoula River near Rt. 10 bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePascagoula
HUC8 Number03170006
HUC10 NameWest Pascagoula River-Pascagoula River
HUC10 Number0317000603
HUC12 NameLower West Pascagoula-Pascagoula Rivers
HUC12 Number031700060303
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19145
Author:Fuller, P.L., M.G. Pursley, D. Diaz, and W. Devers
Date:2010
Title:Effects of Hurricane Katrina on an incipient population of giant salvinia Salvinia molesta in the lower Pascagoula River, Mississippi.
Journal:Gulf and Caribbean Research
Volume:22
Pages:63-66
Commentsfirst discovery; too abundant to control; Salvinia weevils released in August, 10 days before Hurricane Katrina hit. >99% of population killed by storm surge salinity or being deposited on land.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/21/2019].

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