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 Invasive carp), but may also include reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
- Allaby, Michael. 2014. “Vertebrata.” In: A Dictionary of Zoology (4th ed). Oxford University Press.
- U.S. House Committee on Science. Aquatic Invasive Species Research Act (PDF | 468 KB). H. Rep. No. 108-324.
- Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Species List. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Oct 19, 2017].
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.
Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811) (ITIS)
Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) (ITIS)
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) (ITIS)
Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846) (ITIS)
Lithobates catesbeianus (formerly known as Rana catesbeiana) (ITIS)
Rhinella marina (Linnaeus, 1758); formerly Bufo marinus (ITIS)
Gymnocephalus cernuus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1819) (ITIS)
Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1844) (ITIS)
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus) (ITIS)
Lates niloticus (ITIS)
Channa argus (ITIS)
Myocastor coypus Molina (ITIS)
Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1817) (ITIS)
Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) (ITIS)
Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1814) (ITIS)
Petromyzon marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1844) (ITIS)