Specimen Information

Trapa natans
Trapa natans
(water chestnut)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID270274
GroupPlants
GenusTrapa
Speciesnatans
Common Namewater chestnut
StateNY
CountyOswego
LocalitySalmon River, where it enters Lake Ontario near the town of Pulaski
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSalmon-Sandy
HUC8 Number04140102
HUC10 NameSalmon River
HUC10 Number0414010207
HUC12 NameSalmon River
HUC12 Number041401020705
Map
+
Collection Month8
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19356
Author:Thompson, C.
Date:2009
Title:Water chestnuts threaten to choke off local tourism.
Journal:The Valley News
Pages:2
CommentsThis is the first reported finding of Trapa natans in the Salmon-Sandy watershed.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/12/2021].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.