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Chagos Archipelago

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  • 09 February 2017
  • Chagos Archipelago
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  • Region: Tropical Asia

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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
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCulex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito) Widespread Introduced YesLambrecht and Someren, 1971.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataAmphiprion Present Native NoFroese and Pauly, 2009.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataBoiga irregularis (brown tree snake) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataCorvus splendens (house crow) Absent, formerly present Introduced NoRyall, 2010a.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataEquus asinus (donkeys) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataFelis catus (cat) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataLutjanus kasmira (blueline snapper) Widespread Native NoWinterbottom and Anderson, 1997.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRattus rattus (black rat) Restricted distribution Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRhinella marina (cane toad) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaEchinodermataAcanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish) Present Appeltans et al., 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAbutilon indicum (country mallow) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2015.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAeschynomene americana (shyleaf) Present Introduced YesRivers, 2004.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAgeratum conyzoides (billy goat weed) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAverrhoa bilimbi (bilimbi) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2015.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBambusa vulgaris (common bamboo) Present Introduced YesRivers, 2004.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBarringtonia asiatica (sea poison tree) Present Native Govaerts and Tulig, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBougainvillea spectabilis (Bougainvilla) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCalopogonium mucunoides (calopo) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCassytha filiformis (love-vine) Widespread Whistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCatharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCentella asiatica (Asiatic pennywort) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCleome rutidosperma (fringed spiderflower) Present Introduced YesOrchard, 1993.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCleome viscosa (Asian spiderflower) Present Introduced YesRivers, 2004.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCocos nucifera (coconut) Present Introduced Govaerts et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyanthillium cinereum (little ironweed) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus difformis (small-flowered nutsedge) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDelonix regia (flamboyant) Present Introduced NoPIER, 2009.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDichanthium annulatum (Kleberg's bluestem) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDigitaria ciliaris (southern crabgrass) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDigitaria fuscescens (yellow crab grass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEleusine indica (goose grass) Widespread Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaFicus benghalensis (banyan) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLantana camara (lantana) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLeptochloa fusca (sprangletop) Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLeucaena leucocephala (leucaena) Present Introduced YesILDIS, 2007; PIER, 2007.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLolium perenne (perennial ryegrass) Present Introduced PIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLuffa acutangula (angled luffa) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMangifera indica (mango) Present Introduced PIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMegathyrsus maximus (Guinea grass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMikania scandens Absent, unreliable record Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMimosa pudica (sensitive plant) Present Introduced PIER, 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMirabilis jalapa (four o'clock flower) Present Introduced NoPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMorinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry) Present Native Govaerts, 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPassiflora suberosa (corkystem passionflower) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPennisetum polystachion (mission grass) Present Introduced PIER, 2008.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPsidium guajava (guava) Present Introduced PIER, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRicinus communis (castor bean) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRivina humilis (bloodberry) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSenna hirsuta (hairy senna) Present Introduced ILDIS, 2005.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSenna occidentalis (coffee senna) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSesbania grandiflora (sesbania) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSida acuta (sida) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSorghum halepense (Johnson grass) Present Introduced PIER, 2008.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSporobolus pyramidatus (whorled dropseed) Absent, invalid record PIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaStachytarpheta cayennensis (blue snakeweed) Present Introduced Topp, 1988; Whistler, 1996; PIER, 2015.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTabebuia heterophylla (pink trumpet tree) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2008.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTradescantia zebrina (wandering jew) Present Introduced YesRivers, 2004.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTurnera ulmifolia (West Indian holly) Present Introduced YesWhistler, 1996.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaVigna marina (beach bean) Widespread Native NoBarnett and Emms, 1998.

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