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Cocos Islands

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  • 09 February 2017
  • Cocos Islands
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  • Region: Tropical Asia
  • Climates: Tropical

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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
BacteriaProteobacteriaXanthomonas citri (citrus canker) Present CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAnoplolepis gracilipes (yellow crazy ant) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAphis gossypii (cotton aphid) Present Bellis et al., 2004.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCulex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito) Widespread Introduced YesHarrington, 2009.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCylas formicarius (sweet potato weevil) Present CABI/EPPO, 2004; EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaFerrisia virgata (striped mealybug) Present Bellis et al., 2004; Williams, 2004.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaHelicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm) Present EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaIcerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale) Present Introduced YesNHM, 1981.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaNezara viridula (green stink bug) Present CABI/EPPO, 1998.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle) Present Bedford and, 1980; EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaSpodoptera litura (taro caterpillar) Present YesIIE, 1993; EPPO, 2014.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaTapinoma melanocephalum (ghost ant) Present Introduced Wetterer, 2009.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaXyleborus perforans (island pinhole borer) Present Introduced YesUK CAB International, 1973.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaXyleborus similis Present Introduced YesWood and Bright, 1992.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataBoiga irregularis (brown tree snake) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataFelis catus (cat) Restricted distribution Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataHemidactylus frenatus (common house gecko) Present Introduced YesGibson-Hill, 1950.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataLutjanus kasmira (blueline snapper) Widespread Native NoAllen and Smith-Vaniz, 1994.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataPterois volitans (lionfish) Present Native NoRandall et al., 1997.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRachycentron canadum (cobia) Present Native IUCN, 2017.
EukaryotaMetazoaCnidariaTubastraea coccinea (orange-cup coral) Present ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaEchinodermataAcanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish) Present YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaNematodaHelicotylenchus multicinctus (banana spiral nematode) Present CABI/EPPO, 2003.
EukaryotaPlantaeRhodophytaEucheuma spp. Present Wu et al., 1988.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAbutilon indicum (country mallow) Present Native PROTA, 2015.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAlbizia lebbeck (Indian siris) Present Native
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAnnona reticulata (bullock's heart) Present Native PIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBarringtonia asiatica (sea poison tree) Present Native Govaerts and Tulig, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCasuarina equisetifolia (casuarina) Present Native PIER, 2002.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCenchrus ciliaris (Buffel grass) Present Introduced George et al., 1993.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaChromolaena odorata (Siam weed) Widespread Introduced YesGautier, 1992b; Waterhouse and Zeimer, 2002; PIER, 2007.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCocos nucifera (coconut) Present Introduced Govaerts et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCrotalaria retusa (rattleweed) Present Introduced YesOrchard, 1993.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge) Present Native Govaerts, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDactyloctenium aegyptium (crowfoot grass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDesmostachya bipinnata (halfa grass) Present Introduced Flora of China Editorial Committee, 2003.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEleusine indica (goose grass) Present Introduced Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaFicus microcarpa (Indian laurel tree) Present Native USDA-ARS, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaHibiscus tiliaceus (coast cottonwood) Present
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaIndigofera hirsuta (hairy indigo) Present Native PIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaIpomoea aquatica (swamp morning-glory) Present Gunn and Ritchie, 1982.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLepidium virginicum (Virginian peppercress) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLeucaena leucocephala (leucaena) Present Introduced YesWeeds of Australia, 2012; PIER, 2007.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMacroptilium atropurpureum (siratro) Present Introduced PIER, 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMorinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry) Present Native Govaerts, 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMuntingia calabura (Jamaica cherry) Present Introduced Claussen and Slip, 2002; Williams, 1994.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPaspalum distichum (knotgrass) Present Introduced Häfliger and Scholz, 1980.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPaspalum vaginatum (seashore paspalum) Present Native PIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPassiflora foetida (red fruit passion flower) Present Du and Puy Telford, 1993.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPsidium guajava (guava) Present Introduced PIER, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRicinus communis (castor bean) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRivina humilis (bloodberry) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaScaevola taccada (beach naupaka) Present Native USDA-ARS, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSenna occidentalis (coffee senna) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSesbania grandiflora (sesbania) Present Introduced NoPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSida acuta (sida) Widespread Introduced YesWeeds of Australia, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSonchus oleraceus (common sowthistle) Present Introduced Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTradescantia spathacea (boat lily) Present Introduced Govaerts, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTurnera ulmifolia (West Indian holly) Present Introduced YesOrchard, 1993.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaVigna marina (beach bean) Widespread Native NoCouncil of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaZoysia matrella (Manila grass) Localised Native NoFlora of Australia, 2015.

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