Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) (ITIS)
Asian swamp eel (ASE), rice eel
Asia (Prok 2000)
Early 1900s (HI); Mid-1990s (Continental U.S.) (NAS Database; Prok 2000)
Imported as a food source and for the aquarium trade (Prok 2000)
Competes with native species (Prok 2000)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
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Council or Task Force
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
See also: Ecological Risk Screening Summaries for more species summaries
State and Local Government
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Monopterus albus. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Asian Swamp Eel. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Sep 16, 2014].
Prok, J. 2000. Asian swamp eel invasion increases in Southeast (PDF | 381 KB) Aquatic Nuisance Species Digest 4(1):5.