United States Geological Survey Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

Latest version published on 11 September 2015
Publication date:
11 September 2015
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The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS) information resource is an established central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The NAS website provides scientific reports, online/real-time queries, spatial data sets, distribution maps, fact sheets, and general information.

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Pam Schofield
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Fish Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey
7920 NW 71st Street
32653 Gainesville
Abigail Benson
  • Metadata Provider
  • User
U.S. Geological Survey

Geographic Coverage

The estuarine and marine waters of the United States and its Territories including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam, as well as the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Bounding Coordinates South West [8.635, -170.23], North East [61.305, -59.648]