Practical information to identify and manage non-native, invasive plants and animals
The Quiet Invasion:
A Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area
Species List
Below is a list of all the species included in the field guide.
Plants (42)
Alligatorweed, pigweed
Alligatorweed, pigweed

Alternanthera philoxeroides
Balloonvine, love in a puff
Balloonvine, love in a puff

Cardiospermum halicacabum
Bluestem; Kleberg, Angleton, and yellow
Bluestem; Kleberg, Angleton, and yellow

Dichanthium annulatum; Dichanthium aristatum; Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica
Brazilian peppertree
Brazilian peppertree

Schinus terebinthifolius
Bushkiller, Java, Javan grape
Bushkiller, Java, Javan grape

Cayratia japonica
Castorbean
Castorbean

Ricinus communis
Chinaberry, pride of India, Indian lilac, umbrella tree
Chinaberry, pride of India, Indian lilac, umbrella tree

Melia azedarach
Chinese elm
Chinese elm

Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese tallow tree, popcorn tree
Chinese tallow tree, popcorn tree

Triadica sebifera
Chinese wisteria
Chinese wisteria

Wisteria sinensis
Cogongrass
Cogongrass

Imperata cylindrica
Common water hyacinth
Common water hyacinth

Eichhornia crassipes
Deep-rooted sedge
Deep-rooted sedge

Cyperus entrerianus
Elephant ear, coco yam, wild taro
Elephant ear, coco yam, wild taro

Colocasia esculenta
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil

Myriophyllum spicatum
Giant reed, giant cane
Giant reed, giant cane

Arundo donax
Giant salvinia, kariba weed; Common salvinia, water spangles
Giant salvinia, kariba weed; Common salvinia, water spangles

Salvinia molesta; Salvinia minima
Golden bamboo
Golden bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea
Hydrilla, waterthyme, Florida elodea
Hydrilla, waterthyme, Florida elodea

Hydrilla verticillata
Japanese climbing fern
Japanese climbing fern

Lygodium japonicum
Japanese dodder
Japanese dodder

Cuscuta japonica
Japanese honeysuckle
Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica
Johnsongrass
Johnsongrass

Sorghum halepense
Kudzu, Japanese arrowroot
Kudzu, Japanese arrowroot

Pueraria montana
Lead tree, Leucaena, haole koa
Lead tree, Leucaena, haole koa

Leucaena leucocephala
Macartney rose
Macartney rose

Rosa bracteata
Melaleuca, punktree, cajeput, Australian paperback
Melaleuca, punktree, cajeput, Australian paperback

Melaleuca quinquenervia
Motojo-bobo, childa, alien weed, bitter gingerleaf
Motojo-bobo, childa, alien weed, bitter gingerleaf

Lycianthes asarifolia
Multiflora rose
Multiflora rose

Rosa multiflora
Old world climbing fern, small leaf climbing fern
Old world climbing fern, small leaf climbing fern

Lygodium microphyllum
Privet, Chinese
Privet, Chinese

Ligustrum sinense
Privet, Japanese
Privet, Japanese

Ligustrum japonicum
Purple loosestrife
Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
Rooted water hyacinth
Rooted water hyacinth

Eichhornia azurea
Russian olive
Russian olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia
Saltcedar, tamarisk
Saltcedar, tamarisk

Tamarix ramosissima
Silktree mimosa
Silktree mimosa

Albizia julibrissin
Tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus, copal tree
Tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus, copal tree

Ailanthus altissima
Tropical soda apple
Tropical soda apple

Solanum viarum
Vaseygrass
Vaseygrass

Paspalum urvillei
Water lettuce
Water lettuce

Pistia stratiotes
Water spinach, swamp morning-glory
Water spinach, swamp morning-glory

Ipomoea aquatica
Animals (39)
Argentine ant
Argentine ant

Linepithema humile
Armored catfish, pleco
Armored catfish, pleco

Hypostomus plecostomus, Pterygoplichthys anisitsi
Asian long-horned beetle
Asian long-horned beetle

Anoplophora glabripennis
Asian shore crab
Asian shore crab

Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Asian swamp eel
Asian swamp eel

Monopterus albus
Asian tiger mosquito
Asian tiger mosquito

Aedes albopictus
Australian spotted jellyfish
Australian spotted jellyfish

Phyllorhiza punctata
Blue shrimp, Pacific white shrimp, Asian tiger shrimp
Blue shrimp, Pacific white shrimp, Asian tiger shrimp

Litopenaeus stylirostris, Litopenaeus vannamei, Penaeus monodon
Brown tree snake
Brown tree snake

Boiga irregularis
Brown/Mexilhao mussel, Green mussel
Brown/Mexilhao mussel, Green mussel

Perna perna, Perna viridis
Cactus moth
Cactus moth

Cactoblastis cactorum
Carp (grass carp, bighead carp, silver carp, black carp), goldfish, and koi
Carp (grass carp, bighead carp, silver carp, black carp), goldfish, and koi

Ctenopharyngodon idella, Hypophthalmichthys nobilis, H. molitrix, Mylopharyngodon piceus, Carassius auratus, Cyprinus carpio
Chinese mitten crab
Chinese mitten crab

Eriocheir sinensis
Chinese river/Suminoe oyster, Pacific giant oyster
Chinese river/Suminoe oyster, Pacific giant oyster

Crassostrea ariakensis, Crassostrea gigas
Emerald ash borer
Emerald ash borer

Agrilus planipennis
European green crab, Mediterranean green crab
European green crab, Mediterranean green crab

Carcinus maenas, C. aestuarii
Feral hog/pig
Feral hog/pig

Sus scrofa
Formosan subterranean termite
Formosan subterranean termite

Coptotermes formosanus
Freshwater eel
Freshwater eel

Anguilla sp.
Giant ramshorn snail
Giant ramshorn snail

Marisa cornuarietis
Indo-Pacific swimming crab
Indo-Pacific swimming crab

Charybdis hellerii
Island apple snail
Island apple snail

Pomacea insularum
Lionfish
Lionfish

Pterois volitans
Monk parakeet
Monk parakeet

Myiopsitta monachus
Muscovy duck
Muscovy duck

Cairina moschata
New Zealand mud snail
New Zealand mud snail

Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Pacu, pirapatinga, red-bellied pacu
Pacu, pirapatinga, red-bellied pacu

Colossoma sp., Piaractus sp.
Pythons and constrictors
Pythons and constrictors

Python sp., Eunectes sp.
Quagga mussel
Quagga mussel

Dreissena bugensis
Red imported fire ant; RIFA
Red imported fire ant; RIFA

Solenopsis invicta
Red-rim melania
Red-rim melania

Melanoides tuberculatus
Red-vented bulbul
Red-vented bulbul

Pycnonotus cafer
Sauerkraut grass, spaghetti Bryozoan
Sauerkraut grass, spaghetti Bryozoan

Zoobotryon verticillatum
Snakehead, all species
Snakehead, all species

Channa sp.
South American cichlids
South American cichlids

Cichla sp., Cichlasoma sp.
Tilapia
Tilapia

Tilapia sp., Oreochromis sp., and Sarotherodon sp.
Veined rapa whelk
Veined rapa whelk

Rapana venosa
White crust tunicate
White crust tunicate

Didemnum perlucidum
Zebra mussel
Zebra mussel

Dreissena polymorpha
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