An International Nonindigenous Species Database Network

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Generate a Species List from the NISbase
Distributed Database System.
Select your criteria below. A list of species that matches your criteria will be generated. Links to species factsheets and collection records will be included..
Genus: Species:
Common Name:
Population Status:
Introduction Status:
Records per source*:

Select the participating database(s) you wish to include in the search.
Chesapeake Bay Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System
NAS Database (Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database)
Search tips:
You may use this form to search for any part of a word.
Example: Common Name = "turtle" will return all species with the word "turtle" in the common name.
  *The maximum number of records returned per source. It is best to try and be as specific as possible with your search criteria.

Copyright ©2003, Brian P. Steves, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

NISBase is a distributed database providing information concerning nonindigenous species. Through this site, users can access information on taxonomy, life history, native and introduced ranges, photos, maps, and impacts of aquatic species introduced around the world.