Data Disclaimer: Number of records does not imply species abundance. These maps represent collection records only and may not reflect the actual distribution of established populations. Recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, IE9 & above. These data are preliminary or provisional and are subject to revision. They are being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The data have not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and are provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the data. Please contact NAS staff for a custom query.
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eDNA data can only be shown for one species at a time. Data for other species will be removed from the map.

Environmental DNA detection data does not indicate the organism is present, only its genetic material, and is not a substitute for visually observing the organism’s presence.

For more information regarding the standards for inclusion and integration of eDNA detection data into the NAS Database, please contact Matthew Neilson.


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 [7/20/2024].

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