About the Data
Species records include data on invasions history, distribution, ecology, impact, and more. These data were gathered from published literature and targeted surveys. All records have undergone expert review, unless otherwise noted.
NEMESIS includes detailed information on about 500 species of marine and estuarine of invertebrates and algae introduced to the United States. Each record contains information on taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and impacts, as well as references.
Amphibalanus eburneus, known as the Ivory Barnacle, is native to the Western Atlantic from the southern Gulf of Maine to Venezuela. It is widely introduced around the world and has invaded the Northeast Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, Northwestern Pacific and the Northeastern Pacific. In 2000, an established population was reported for the first time in US Pacific waters, in the Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach, California. Based on its broad tolerances, this species has the potential to expand its range on the Pacific coast. Amphibalanus eburneus fouls cultured oysters and may compete with other benthic invertebrates for space.
Daily Invader for 2023-06-04