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 are Species of Concern.
Plants (8)
Cogongrass
Cogongrass

Imperata cylindrica
Eurasian watermilfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil

Myriophyllum spicatum
Melaleuca, punktree, cajeput, Australian paperback
Melaleuca, punktree, cajeput, Australian paperback

Melaleuca quinquenervia
Old world climbing fern, small leaf climbing fern
Old world climbing fern, small leaf climbing fern

Lygodium microphyllum
Rooted water hyacinth
Rooted water hyacinth

Eichhornia azurea
Russian olive
Russian olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia
Tropical soda apple
Tropical soda apple

Solanum viarum
Water spinach, swamp morning-glory
Water spinach, swamp morning-glory

Ipomoea aquatica
Animals (21)
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
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
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
Freshwater eel
Freshwater eel

Anguilla sp.
Giant ramshorn snail
Giant ramshorn snail

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

Charybdis hellerii
Lionfish
Lionfish

Pterois volitans
New Zealand mud snail
New Zealand mud snail

Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Pythons and constrictors
Pythons and constrictors

Python sp., Eunectes sp.
Quagga mussel
Quagga mussel

Dreissena bugensis
Red-rim melania
Red-rim melania

Melanoides tuberculatus
Snakehead, all species
Snakehead, all species

Channa sp.
Veined rapa whelk
Veined rapa whelk

Rapana venosa
Zebra mussel
Zebra mussel

Dreissena polymorpha
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