Specimen Information

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia molesta
(giant salvinia)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID237585
GroupPlants
GenusSalvinia
Speciesmolesta
Common Namegiant salvinia
StateMS
CountyJackson
LocalityPascagoula River, near Gautier
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 Day15
Collection Month7
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15971
Author:Madsen, J.D, R.M. Wersal, and W. Robles.
Date:2006
Title:Distribution of Hydrilla and Giant Salvinia in Mississippi in 2005.
Publisher:Geosystems Research Institute
Volume:2006
Issue:January 6
Pages:7 pp
Reference 2
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
Comments>99% of population killed by storm surge salinity or being deposited on land.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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