Detection of Aquatic Invasive Species


The IDENTIFICA aquatic invasive species ID service will detect the presence of important invasive species in environmental samples.

Aquatic invasive or exotic species are aquatic organisms that invade ecosystems beyond their natural range. Their presence may threaten the diversity or abundance of native species and harm native ecosystems. Their presence may also harm commercial, agricultural, or recreational activities.

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We are able to detect several invasive species in your sample. The list bellow gives some examples of species detected by our service. Other species might be detected if necessary.

Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea)
Asian Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus)
Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus albus)
Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
Channeled Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata)
Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis)
Clubbed Tunicate (Styela clava)
Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus)
Eurasian Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus)
European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Flathead Catfish (Pylodictis olivaris)
Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Gudgeon (Gobio gobio)
Largemouth black bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Lionfish (Pterois volitans)
New Zealand Mud Snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)
Northern Snakehead (Channa argus)
Nutria (Myocastor coypus)
Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)
Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis)
Red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkia)
Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)
Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
Sea Squirt (Didemnum vexillum)
Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes longimanus)
Tench (Tinca tinca)
Veined Rapa Whelk (Rapana venosa)
White Spotted Jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata)
Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)



Contact us for information on how to prepare the sample or request our sampling kit. We guarantee results on different sample.

We use conventional PCR assays for detection of the invasive species


You receive a report describing the presence or absence of invasive species.