Hydrilla hydrilla verticillata plantae kingdom phylum magnodiophyta class liliopsida
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Hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata Plantae Kingdom Phylum: Magnodiophyta Class: Liliopsida. Distribution. Native to Africa Introduced in Florida in 1960 Imported by the aquarium trade. Effects on People. Dominates aquatic habitat causing significant economic damage

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Hydrilla hydrilla verticillata plantae kingdom phylum magnodiophyta class liliopsida

HydrillaHydrillaverticillataPlantae Kingdom Phylum: Magnodiophyta Class: Liliopsida


Distribution

Distribution

  • Native to Africa

  • Introduced in Florida in 1960

  • Imported by the aquarium trade


Effects on people

Effects on People

  • Dominates aquatic habitat causing significant economic damage

  • Hinders irrigation operation


Effects on ecosystems

Effects on Ecosystems

  • Crowds out other species

  • Reduces biodiversity and alters native ecosystems

  • Impairs small boat navigation


Food web

Food Web

Sun primary producer

Hydrilla

Aphid weevil moth


Reasons for success

Reasons for Success

  • Hinders hydroelectric power generation

  • It grows very fast

  • There aren’t many predators

  • They are insects


Issues for the future

Issues for the Future

  • Yes, there are attempts to control the growth of the hydrilla species

  • Tripploid grass carp was introduced in 1889 to reduce growth of hydrilla

  • Tradeoff- millions of dollars are being spent on the tripploid grass carp


Created by vidya venkateshwararaja and renee osma

Created by:VidyaVenkateshwararaja and Renee Osma


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