Interim profile, incomplete information
Preventative measures: In the Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment (Gossett et al., 2004), Zoobotryon verticillatum accumulated the greatest number of points of ‘‘risk criteria”, however, it received the lowest score on the scale of control feasibility.
In a study (Hayes et al 2005) designed to identify and rank introduced marine species found within Australian waters (potential domestic target species) and those that are not found within Australian waters (potential international target species), Z. verticillatum was ranked as a 'Low priority species'- these species have a low impact potential and a low invasion potential relative to the other domestic non-native species identified here.
1. Gossett, L., Lester, J., Gonzalez, L., 2004. Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment, Final Report. Prepared for Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Webster, Texas. 57 pp.
Summary: Available from: http://www.galvbaydata.org/Portals/2/FinalReport2004/GBINVFinal2004.pdf [Accessed 17 September 2009]
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