Monday, January 26, 2009

Recruiting images of Everglades Invasives and look-alikes

Different programs focusing on the everglades have been looking for images of invasive species and their native look alikes. Here is a top 10 list:

  • Old World climbing fern – Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae, climbing fern family)
  • Brazilian pepper - Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae, sumac family)
  • Melaleuca – Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtaceae, myrtle family)
  • Mayan cichlid – Cichlasoma urophthalamus (Cichlidae, cichlid family)
  • Black rat – Rattus rattus (Muridae, rat and mouse family)
  • Cuban tree frog – Osteopilus septentrionalis (Hylidae, tree frog family)
  • Burmese python – Python molurus bivittatus (Boidae, boa family)
  • Purple swamphen – Porphyrio porphyrio (Rallidae, rail family)
  • Island apple snail – Pomacea canaliculata (Pilidae, apple snail family)
  • Orinoco sailfin catfish – Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Loricariidae, suckermouth armored catfish)

If you have images of these species or their look alikes, please pass them on to us through our online images upload form. If you put "Everglades" in the batch name, I'll make sure they get to where they need to be.