Top 10 Invasive Species in Indiana
Asian Marshweed:Asian Marshweed, also known as Limnophila sessiliflora, is an invasive plant species that originated from Southeast Asia. It was first introduced to the United States in the 1930s .
Bighead Carp:They have distinctive blunt heads with eyes set low on their face, giving them a unique appearance compared to other fish species.
Duck Lettuce:Duck lettuce, scientifically known as Ottelia alismoides, is an aquatic plant commonly found in slow-moving or still waters such as ponds and lakes.
Zebra Mussel:Zebra mussels are invasive species and have been introduced into waterways around the world through human activities such as shipping and recreational boating.
Round Goby:A round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) is an invasive species of fish that has become a major problem in the Great Lakes region, including Indiana.
Brittle Water Nymph:This floating plant with submersed roots and slender branching stems has been causing significant damage to aquatic ecosystems across North America.
Asiatic Clam:An Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea) is an invasive species that has become a major problem in Indiana’s freshwater ecosystems.
Chinese Water Spinach:Chinese water spinach, commonly referred to as Ipomoea aquatic or swamp morning glory, is an invasive species that poses a significant threat to the native ecosystems of Indiana.
Flowering Rush:The flowering rush is an aquatic perennial plant that belongs to the family of flowering plants called Butomaceae. It typically grows in shallow waters, such as marshes .
Quagga Mussel:The quagga mussel, scientifically known as Dreissena bugensis, is a freshwater species that cannot survive in saltwater environments.