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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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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
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