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Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates

Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates are members of the subphylum Vertebrata who spend the majority of their lives in freshwater, marine, or estuarine environments. In the United States, invasive aquatic vertebrates are primarily fishes (including Asian carp), but may also include reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.

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Note: Our species profiles provide general information about species considered to be invasive. This is not a list of all invasive species, nor does our information have regulatory implications. The large numbers of invasive species prevent us from maintaining detailed information on ALL invasive species. In addition, determining the invasiveness of a species depends on a number of local factors, including type of habitat. Our species profiles are provided as an educational informational tool.