Invasive Species Compendium

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Western Sahara

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.

Domain Kingdom Phylum Species Distribution Origin Invasive References
EukaryotaFungiAscomycotaBlumeria graminis (powdery mildew of grasses and cereals)PresentAmano (1986)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCarcinus maenas (European shore crab)Present, WidespreadNativeCarlton and Cohen (2003)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaPalaemon elegans (rock shrimp)PresentNativeDore and Frimodt (1987)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataAmmotragus lervia (aoudad)PresentNativeAulagnier and Thévenot (1997)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataCamelus dromedarius (dromedary camel)Present, WidespreadNativeCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataColumba livia (pigeons)PresentNativeInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); Seebens et al. (2017)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRachycentron canadum (cobia)PresentNativeIUCN (2017)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataTilapia zillii (redbelly tilapia)PresentNativePhilippart and Ruwet (1982); Froese and Pauly (2004)
EukaryotaPlantaeChlorophytaUlva reticulata (ribbon sea lettuce)PresentMsuya et al. (2006)
EukaryotaPlantaeRhodophytaHypnea musciformisPresentNativeJohn et al. (2004)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaArundo donax (giant reed)PresentIntroducedClayton et al. (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBalanites aegyptiaca (simple-thorned torchwood)PresentNativeGovaerts (2016)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCalotropis procera (apple of sodom)PresentCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCymbopogon schoenanthus (camel grass)PresentNativeClayton et al. (2020)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass)PresentNativeClayton et al. (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge)PresentNativeGovaerts (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDichrostachys cinerea (sickle bush)PresentNativeCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEchinochloa colona (junglerice)PresentClayton et al. (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMelia azedarach (Chinaberry)Present, PlantedIntroducedCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaProsopis juliflora (mesquite)Present, PlantedIntroducedCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRicinus communis (castor bean)PresentIntroducedNaturalizedGovaerts (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSenna italica (Senegal senna)PresentNativeILDIS (2005)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTamarix aphylla (athel)Present, PlantedNativeCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTypha domingensis (southern cattail)PresentNativeConservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute (2008)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaZiziphus mauritiana (jujube)Present, PlantedIntroducedCABI (2005)

List of Species CSV Output

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Generate a spreadsheet of the List of Species which also includes records from basic datasheets.

Basic datasheets include data mined from various sources (including the CAB Abstracts database and selected invasive species databases). Further confirmation of distribution status should be sought before use.

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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.

Disease Distribution Origin Invasive References
foot-and-mouth disease in ruminantsPresentKitching (1998)

List of Animal Diseases CSV Output

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Generate a spreadsheet of the List of Animal Diseases which also includes records from basic datasheets.

Basic datasheets include data mined from various sources (including the CAB Abstracts database). Further confirmation of distribution status should be sought before use.

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Land Usage

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Land Use   2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Agricultural landArea5,004 Fm5,004 Fm5,004 Fm5,004 Fm5,004 Fm
AgricultureArea5,004 Fc5,004 Fc5,004 Fc5,004 Fc5,004 Fc
Arable landArea4 Fm4 Fm4 Fm4 Fm4 Fm
Country areaArea26,600 I26,600 I26,600 I26,600 I26,600 I
CroplandArea4 Fm4 Fm4 Fm4 Fm4 Fm
Forest landArea665 Fm665 Fm665 Fm665 Fm665 Fm
Land areaArea26,600 I26,600 I26,600 I26,600 I26,600 I
Land under perm. meadows and pasturesArea5,000 Fm5,000 Fm5,000 Fm5,000 Fm5,000 Fm
Naturally regenerating forestArea665 Fm665 Fm665 Fm665 Fm665 Fm
Other landArea20,931 Fc20,931 Fc20,931 Fc20,931 Fc20,931 Fc
Planted ForestArea0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm
Primary ForestArea0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm
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Fc = Calculated data
Fm = Manual Estimation
I = Country data reported by International Organizations where the country is a member (Semi-official) - WTO, EU, UNSD, etc.

Units
Area = 1000 ha

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (2021). FAOSTAT - Food and agriculture data, http://www.fao.org/faostat/. Reproduced with permission.