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Asiatic Clams

Asiatic clams (Corbicula fluminea) also know as the Asian clam was first discovered in the United States in the state of Washington in 1938 along the banks of the Columbia River and in 1964 in Florida.  Currently, it is found in forty-six states including...

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Apple Snail

Apple snail; the scientific name is Pomacea and is larger than most freshwater snails. They can be separated from other freshwater species by their oval shell, which has the umbilicus of the shell perforated or broadly open. The umbilicus is the axially...

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Lobate lac scale

Lobate lac scale's scientific name is Paratachardina pseudolobate and was first discovered in Davie, Florida on a hibiscus in August of 1999. The discovery was made by personnel of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of...

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Hydrilla verticillata

The Hydrilla is a submersed plant native to Africa and Southeast Asia, a major aquatic weed throughout most of the world’s warmer climates introduced to into Florida in the early 1950s. By the 1990s it occupied more than 140,000 acres of public lakes and...

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