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National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

The gateway to invasive species information; covering federal, state, local and international sources.
Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration, and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

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Slideshow of Featured Species

  • Formosan Subterranean Termite

    Damages landscape trees and causes significant structural damage to buildings (Lax and Osbrink 2003)

  • Giant African Snail

    Agricultural and garden pest; attacks and feeds on hundreds of different plant species (Civeyrel and Simberloff 1996; Thiengo et al. 2007)

  • Asian Clam

    Reproduces in large colonies that can clog waterways and pipes (Foster et al. 2012)

  • Veined Rapa Whelk

    Preys on bivalves, such as clams, oysters, and mussels (Mann et al. 2004)

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