Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)

Specimen ID230971
Common Namegiant salvinia
CountySt. Martin
LocalityBayou Teche, off boat launch in downtown Breaux Bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBayou Teche
HUC8 Number08080102
HUC10 NameUpper Bayou Teche
HUC10 Number0808010207
HUC12 NameBayou Teche
HUC12 Number080801020705
Collection Month7
Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Commentslaunch commonly used for washing boats. status: small cluster of plants collected at launch, returned daily, no additional plants found; C. Dugas surveyed stream and side canals 5-10 mi, no sign of plants in Nov 1998
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
Museum Cat NumberUSGS/NWRC USGS/F
VerifierGriffis, Martha. Biologist, NWRC, USGS


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/24/2024].

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