KBNERR began centralizing invasive aquatic species data in 2020. Non-native species may not be detrimental to ecosystem functioning but are considered invasive when they impact the survival of native species. To qualify for listing, the species must be observed outside of its natural distribution range and have sufficient documentation for an observation to be verified. Observations are synthesized across numerous sources, ranging in scope from primary field records to vetted databases. As a result, we acknowledge agency counsel, historical records, and scientific literature to inform our listings. Here we list the invasive aquatic species known to or likely to occur in our region.
The AK Aqua list is maintained by KBNERR Biologists, please report new species to Kim Schuster (email@example.com)