Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Native to the north Atlantic and rivers that flow into it, S. salar has been introduced to many parts of the world for the purposes of aquaculture...
The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a migratory predatory pelagic fish, in its own family in the order Perciformes, and is native to tropical and...
The parasitic weed C. campestris is native to North America but has been introduced around the world and become a weed in many countries. It is by...
S. glanis is the largest-bodied European freshwater fish. Native to eastern Europe and western Asia it is now established in several countries to the...
NSD virus is a member of the Nairovirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae. The nucleus contains three segments of single-stranded RNA and is...
Nairobi sheep disease (NSD) was identified as a problem in sheep and goats in Kenya in 1910 (Annual Report Agricultural Department, Kenya, 1913). The...
Phenacoccus solenopsis is a mealybug native to North America that is now widespread. It has the ability to multiply rapidly, but is inefficient at...
Phyllostachys reticulata is a vigorous, fast-growing bamboo that has been widely cultivated as ornamental and for its culms. This species expands...
Amaranthus cruentus is an annual herbaceous plant originating from Central America and cultivated since ancient times for its grain. Introduced to...
Kigelia africana, internationally known as sausage tree, is an ornamental and useful tree native to continental Africa. It has been introduced to...

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