Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Annual Issue: Quick reference guide to selected exotic species.

Abstract

This issue contains information on the origin, habitat, pet suitability, morphology, characteristics, feeding, reproduction, behaviour, housing, restraint, anaesthesia, diseases, zoonotic potential and husbandry of selected exotic pets, including ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), shrews (Sorex araneus), African naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber), American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica), mandarin ducks (Aix galericulata), frilled lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii), African fat-tailed geckos (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus), savannah monitors (Varanus exanthematicus), white-throated monitors (V. albigularis albigularis), Solomon Island prehensile-tailed skinks (Corucia zebrata), tegus (Tupinambis sp.), leopard tortoises (Geochelone pardalis), spiny shoftshell turtles (Apalone spinifera), milk snakes (Lampropeltis triangulum), African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis), tomato frogs (Dyscophus sp.) and emperor scorpions (Pandinus imperator).