Invasive Species Compendium

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In the USA, bighead carp began to appear in open public waters in the early 1980s most likely due to escapement from aquaculture facilities and fish...
A. macrorrhizos is a fast-growing herbaceous plant, growing up to 5 m in height, which has been intentionally introduced in many tropical and...
The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a lepidopteran pest that feeds in large numbers on the leaves, stems and reproductive parts of more than...
Chenopodium capitatum is a chenopod herbaceous plant found across parts of North America (where it is native), and also in Europe and New Zealand. It...
I. punctatus, commonly known as the channel catfish, is a long slender fish with a native range extending from southern Canada and central USA to...
Vespa velutina (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a hornet of Asian origin which is a generalist predator of medium- to large-sized insects, and scavenger of...
Sus scrofa is in origin a wild pig native to large parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa. In its domesticated form as the common domestic pig, it...
Senecio glastifolius is an erect perennial herb, native to the Eastern and Western Capes of South Africa. It is sold commercially as an ornamental...
The Mayan cichlid fish, C. urophthalmum, is a medium-sized cichlid native to Central America that is kept worldwide as an ornamental fish. Introduced...
E. angustifolia, the Russian olive, is one of several species of Elaeagnus that has proven invasive. It is native to temperate Eurasia but has become...

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