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Service Description: Verified reports of Asian tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in the Gulf of Mexico from US Geological Survey's Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database. The first confirmed specimens of Asian tiger shrimp taken from the Gulf of Mexico were in December 2007. Introductions of tiger shrimp into the southeastern US are most likely explained by escapement from aquaculture facilities following flooding by storms and hurricanes, or through migration from areas where tiger shrimp have previously become established in the wild. Although they are less probable, other pathways of introduction (e.g. ballast water discharge) are also possible. Currently, the impacts of this invasive shrimp on the native fauna in areas where it has been introduced are uncertain.

Map Name: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database - USGS


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Layers: Description: A central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species for the US Geological Survey. The data are made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States. This map shows the extraction of Asian tiger shrimp records in the Gulf of Mexico only.

Copyright Text: Pamela Fuller, US Geological Survey

Spatial Reference: 102100  (3857)

Single Fused Map Cache: false

Initial Extent: Full Extent: Units: esriMeters


Document Info: Supports Dynamic Layers: true

MaxRecordCount: 1000

MaxImageHeight: 4096

MaxImageWidth: 4096

Supported Query Formats: JSON, geoJSON

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Max Scale: 0

Supports Datum Transformation: true

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