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Aruba

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  • Last modified
  • 09 February 2017
  • Aruba
  • General data
  • Region: Caribbean
  • Area (km2): NaN
  • Climates: Tropical
  • Capital: Oranjestad
  • Selected Statistics, World Bank (2007)
  • Population, total: 100,899

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List of Species

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The table lists the species recorded in the Compendium for this region (from the full species datasheets). It includes species that are invasive in this region, those for which there is no data on invasive status, and also species that are not invasive in the region but are reported as invasive elsewhere. This summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the distribution record. For further information, please follow the link to the datasheet.

DomainKingdomPhylumSpeciesDistributionOriginInvasiveReferences
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaArtemia (brine shrimp) Present Native Van Stappen, 2002.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCulex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito) Widespread Introduced van der Kuyp, 1954.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaLitopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) Present Introduced NoRosenberry , 2003.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaMaconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug) Present Introduced YesKairo et al., 2000; EPPO, 2014; CABI/EPPO, 2015.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaParatrechina longicornis (crazy ant) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaPlutella xylostella (diamondback moth) Present CIE, 1967.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaRhynchophorus ferrugineus (red palm weevil) Restricted distribution CABI/EPPO, 2016; Roda et al., 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaTapinoma melanocephalum (ghost ant) Present Introduced Wetterer, 2009.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaToxoptera citricida (black citrus aphid) Present EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataBubulcus ibis (cattle egret) Present Introduced NoISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataDidelphis marsupialis (common opossum) Widespread Native NoIUCN, 2015.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataMolothrus bonariensis (shiny cowbird) Present, few occurrences Avibase, 2012.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRachycentron canadum (cobia) Present Native IUCN, 2017.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRhinella marina (cane toad) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaCnidariaTubastraea coccinea (orange-cup coral) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAbutilon hirtum (Indian mallow) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAgave sisalana (sisal hemp) Absent, no pest record Burg et al., 2012; Boldingh, 1914.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAlbizia lebbeck (Indian siris) Present Introduced Burg et al., 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAloe vera (true aloe) Present Introduced Burg et al., 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAmaranthus dubius (spleen amaranth) Present Native GBIF, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAnnona squamosa (sugar apple) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAntigonon leptopus (coral vine) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodríguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBothriochloa pertusa (pitted beard grass) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCaesalpinia pulcherrima (peacock flower) Present Introduced Burg et al., 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCallisia repens (creeping inch-plant) Present Native Govaerts, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCalotropis procera (apple of sodom) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2002.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCapsicum annuum (bell pepper) Present Native Aguilar-Meléndez et al., 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCatharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCenchrus ciliaris (Buffel grass) Present Introduced GBIF, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaChloris virgata (feather finger grass) Present Acevedo-Rodríguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaChromolaena odorata (Siam weed) Present Native Gautier, 1992b.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCleome viscosa (Asian spiderflower) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaClitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) Present Introduced USDA-ARS, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaClusia rosea Present Native NoRiffle, 1998; USDA-ARS, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCocos nucifera (coconut) Present Introduced Henderson et al., 1995.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCrotalaria retusa (rattleweed) Present Introduced
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCryptostegia grandiflora (rubber vine) Widespread Introduced YesBoldingh, 1914.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus esculentus (yellow nutsedge) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge) Present Introduced Govaerts, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDactyloctenium aegyptium (crowfoot grass) Present Introduced YesBurg et al., 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDigitaria ciliaris (southern crabgrass) Present Introduced Clayton et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDysphania ambrosioides (Mexican tea) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodríguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEchinochloa colona (junglerice) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) Present Introduced Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEleusine indica (goose grass) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEuphorbia hypericifolia (graceful spurge) Present Native GBIF, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaGliricidia sepium (gliricidia ) Present Introduced
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaHydrilla verticillata (hydrilla) Present Introduced Govaerts, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaIndigofera suffruticosa (Anil indigo) Present Native GBIF, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaJasminum fluminense (Brazilian jasmine) Present Introduced Boldingh, 1914.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLagerstroemia indica (Indian crape myrtle) Present Introduced Urban, 1920.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLantana camara (lantana) Present Native Govaerts, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLawsonia inermis (Egyptian privet) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodríguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLeucaena leucocephala (leucaena) Present Introduced Kairo et al., 2003.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMerremia aegyptia (hairy woodrose) Present Native Acevedo-Rodríguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaParthenium hysterophorus (parthenium weed) Present Native USDA-ARS, 2012; EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPaspalidium geminatum (Egyptian paspalidium) Localised Native Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPithecellobium dulce (Manila tamarind) Present Introduced
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaProsopis juliflora (mesquite) Present Johnston, 1962.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPsidium guajava (guava) Present Introduced Boldingh, 1914.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRicinus communis (castor bean) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRivina humilis (bloodberry) Present Native GBIF, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSamanea saman (rain tree) Present Introduced
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSansevieria hyacinthoides (African bowstring hemp) Present Introduced Boldingh, 1914.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSida acuta (sida) Present Native Acevedo-Rodríguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSolanum elaeagnifolium (silverleaf nightshade) Present Introduced Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaUrochloa mutica (para grass) Present Introduced Clayton et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaZiziphus spina-christi (Christ's thorn jujube) Present Introduced Van der Burg et al., 2012.

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List of Animal Diseases

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The table lists the animal diseases recorded in the Compendium for this region (from the full disease datasheets). For further information, please follow the link to the datasheet.

DiseaseDistributionOriginInvasiveReferences
Burkholderia pseudomallei infections Present Dance, 1991.

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Land Usage

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2011-2007 | 2006-2002
land use20112010200920082007
Agricultural area Area 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm
Arable land Area 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm
Arable land and Permanent crops Area 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm
Country area Area 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W
Forest area Area 0.42000000000000004 Fm 0.42000000000000004 E 0.4 Fm 0.4 Fm 0.4 Fm
Land area Area 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W
Other land Area 15.58 Fm 15.58 Fm 15.6 Fm 15.6 Fm 15.6 Fm
Land Usage: (1000 Ha)
E = Expert sources from FAO (including other divisions) | Fm = Manual Estimation | I = Country data reported by International Organizations where the country is a member (Semi-official) - WTO, EU, UNSD, etc. | Q = Official data reported on FAO Questionnaires from countries | W = Data reported on country official publications or web sites (Official) or trade country files

2011-2007 | 2006-2002
land use20062005200420032002
Agricultural area Area 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 F 2 F
Arable land Area 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 F 2 F
Arable land and Permanent crops Area 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 Fm 2 F 2 F
Country area Area 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W
Forest area Area 0.4 Fm 0.4 E 0.4 Fm 0.4 Fm 0.4 Fm
Land area Area 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W 18 W
Other land Area 15.6 Fm 15.6 Fm 15.6 Fm 15.6 Fm 15.6 Fm
Land Usage: (1000 Ha)
E = Expert sources from FAO (including other divisions) | Fm = Manual Estimation | I = Country data reported by International Organizations where the country is a member (Semi-official) - WTO, EU, UNSD, etc. | Q = Official data reported on FAO Questionnaires from countries | W = Data reported on country official publications or web sites (Official) or trade country files