Sighting Report Form

Please fill in all entries then click the Send Report button below. Your attention to detail in the Location section will help in maintaining a high level of precision when registering this observation. Further details and descriptions regarding this report can be included within the Comments entry area.

Are you a natural resource professional with multiple observations to submit? Please email a NAS staff member for assistance.

Please do not fill in any special characters such as the degree signs (characters that are allowed are ;',.:())

What are you reporting?

(if known) 
(if known) 

When was it found?


Where was the observation made?

  Decimal Degrees   Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
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If you are typing the coordinates, please use the button below to verify that they are correct.
If you are using the map to find coordinates, please zoom in as much as possible to ensure accuracy.


Who made the observation? (we may need to contact you)

(This will allow us to contact you if we have questions.)



Upload Image of Sighting (size should not exceed 1MB):

Images must be .jpeg, .jpg, .png, or .heic to be uploaded. Any other files will not be uploaded.
In connection with submitting to the U.S. Geological Survey the text, image(s), audios, videos, and/or audio-videos identified in the specified list, I, the provider, aver that they were either created in my capacity as a Federal Government employee and are therefore in the U.S. public domain or they were created by me alone in my private capacity and automatically qualify for a U.S. copyright. If a U.S. copyright presently applies to any item listed above, I agree to irrevocably dedicate that or those copyrights to the public domain. As a result, the USGS, or anyone else, may freely publish, reproduce, use and/or distribute these creations in any media at no cost and without temporal or geographic restriction. If the USGS uses any of these creations in its products or services, it agrees to credit the provider. I, the provider, understand that if the foregoing representations concerning copyright ownership are determined to be incorrect or false, resulting in the USGS or the U.S. Government being sued for copyright infringement, I agree to indemnify the USGS and/or the U.S. Government for any resulting out-of-pocket expenses arising from defending and/or settling such litigation.
Uploaded photos will be displayed with the specimen record you are reporting. These photos may also be used in presentations or other products.
By uploading your photos, you are agreeing to these uses.

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Expiration Date: 05/31/2026


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. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/16/2024].

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 general information and questions about the database, contact Wesley Daniel. For problems and technical issues, contact Matthew Neilson.