We need your help to keep watch for marine pests.
Know your area. Keep a look out. Learn what to look for.
If you see something unusual, report it.
What to look for
Read our advice on how to identify and report these marine pests.
You can also check our marine pest map.
These pests are not known to be established in Australia.
American slipper limpet Asian basket clam Asian green mussel Black striped false mussel Brown mussel Charru mussel Chinese mitten crab Asian paddle crab (Lady crab) Harris' mud crab New Zealand green-lipped mussel Rapa or veined whelk
These pests are already established in some parts of Australia.
Aquarium caulerpa Asian date or bag mussel Asian shore crab European fan worm European shore crab Japanese kelp New Zealand screw shell Northern Pacific seastar Soft shell or long-necked clam
See something unusual? Report it. Even if you’re not sure.
If you see something you think is a pest:
- note the exact location (screenshot your map app or enable photo geotagging on your phone)
- take a photo (use something for size reference, like a coin or note)
- contact your state or territory authority.