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 of Concern
Below is a list of species that belong in the list Species of Concern.
Plants (23)
Bluestem; Kleberg, Angleton, and yellow
Bluestem; Kleberg, Angleton, and yellow

Dichanthium annulatum; Dichanthium aristatum; Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica
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 wisteria
Chinese wisteria

Wisteria sinensis
Cogongrass
Cogongrass

Imperata cylindrica
Elephant ear, coco yam, wild taro
Elephant ear, coco yam, wild taro

Colocasia esculenta
Golden bamboo
Golden bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea
Japanese climbing fern
Japanese climbing fern

Lygodium japonicum
Japanese honeysuckle
Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica
Johnsongrass
Johnsongrass

Sorghum halepense
Lead tree, Leucaena, haole koa
Lead tree, Leucaena, haole koa

Leucaena leucocephala
Macartney rose
Macartney rose

Rosa bracteata
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
Russian olive
Russian olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia
Silktree mimosa
Silktree mimosa

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

Ailanthus altissima
Vaseygrass
Vaseygrass

Paspalum urvillei
Animals (25)
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 tiger mosquito
Asian tiger mosquito

Aedes albopictus
Australian spotted jellyfish
Australian spotted jellyfish

Phyllorhiza punctata
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
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
Indo-Pacific swimming crab
Indo-Pacific swimming crab

Charybdis hellerii
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.
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
South American cichlids
South American cichlids

Cichla sp., Cichlasoma sp.
Veined rapa whelk
Veined rapa whelk

Rapana venosa
White crust tunicate
White crust tunicate

Didemnum perlucidum
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