Aquatic Invasive Species

An aquatic invasive species (AIS) can either live in freshwater or marine environments. The majority of the species of concern to Manitoba, such as Zebra and Quagga mussels, Spiny Waterflea, Rusty Crayfish and Asian Carp are freshwater species.

Zebra Mussel
The Zebra Mussel Image
Photo Courtesy of Ohio Sea Grant
Spiny Waterflea
Spiny Waterflea / Fishhook Waterflea Image
Rusty Crayfish
The Rusty Crayfish Image
Photo Courtesy of DFO