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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.

Domain Kingdom Phylum Species Distribution Origin Invasive References
EukaryotaChromistaBacillariophytaDidymosphenia geminata (didymo)PresentNativeMetzeltin and Lange-Bertalot (1995)
EukaryotaFungiAscomycotaBlumeria graminis (powdery mildew of grasses and cereals)PresentCABI and EPPO (2004)
EukaryotaFungiBasidiomycotaHeterobasidion annosum sensu lato (Heterobasidion root rot)PresentVesterholt and Pedersen (1995)
EukaryotaFungiChytridiomycotaSynchytrium endobioticum (wart disease of potato)PresentEPPO (2014); CABI and EPPO (2015)
EukaryotaMetazoaAnnelidaAllolobophora roseaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaAnnelidaLumbricus castaneusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaAnnelidaLumbricus rubellusPresentIntroducedGates (1972)
EukaryotaMetazoaAnnelidaOctolasion cyaneumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaAnnelidaOctolasion lacteumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAmara aulicaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAntichloris viridisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaApion haematodesPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaApion haemotodesPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAtheta harwoodiPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAtheta luridipennisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAtheta nigricornisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAtheta trinotataPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAtomaria apicalisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaBarynotus squamosusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaBisnius cephalotesPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaBisnius fimetariusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCarcinus maenas (European shore crab)Present, WidespreadNativeRoman and Palumbi (2004)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCatops fuliginosusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCeratinella brevicepsPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaColeophora deauratella (red clover casebearer)PresentFauna Europaea (2018)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCryptophagus distinguendusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCryptophagus pilosusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCryptophagus scanicusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaDiplocephalus cristatusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaElatobium abietinum (green spruce aphid)PresentIntroducedHeie (1964); Heie (1992); CABI (Undated)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaForficula auricularia (European earwig)PresentUK, CAB International (1957)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaGeostiba circellarisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaLacinius ephippiatusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaLathrobium fulvipennePresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaLeptyphantes tenuisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaMegabunus diademaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaMyllaena brevicornisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOcalea picataPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOlophrum fuscumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOmalium excavatumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOmalium rivularePresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOxypoda haemorrhoaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaParoligolophus meadiiPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaPhilonthus marginatusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaPlutella xylostella (diamondback moth)PresentUK, CAB International (1967)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaProteinus brachypterusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaRhinoncus pericarpiusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaSavignya frontanaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaSitona puncticollisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaTachinus laticollisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaTachinus signatusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaTipula paludosa (European crane fly)PresentOosterbroek and Theowald (1992)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaWalckenaeria nudipalpisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaXylodromus concinnusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaXylodromus deplanatusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaXylodromus depressusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaZeiraphera diniana (douglas fir cone moth (Japan))PresentCABI Data Mining (undated)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataBranta canadensis (Canada goose)Present, Few occurrencesIntroducedAustin et al. (2002)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataColumba livia (pigeons)PresentNativeInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataPetromyzon marinus (sea lamprey)Present, Few occurrencesNativeJoensen and Vedel T«Ľning (1970)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataSalmo salar (Atlantic salmon)PresentNativeSvetovidov (1984); Froese and Pauly (2004)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataStreptopelia decaocto (Eurasian collared-dove)PresentNativeBirdLife International (2014)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaArion silvaticusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaArion vulgaris (Spanish slug)Present, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveSlotsbo (2014)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaCohlicopa lubricaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaDeroceras invadens (tramp slug)PresentIntroducedInvasiveFauna Europea (2015)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaDeroceras laeve (meadow slug)PresentNativeFauna Europea (2015)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaDeroceras reticulatum (grey field slug)PresentKerney et al. (1979)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaLauria cylindraceaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaLimax maximus (leopard slug)PresentIntroducedJensen et al. (2014)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaNesovitrea hammonisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaOxychilus cellariusPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaMolluscaVitrea contractaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaNematodaGlobodera pallida (white potato cyst nematode)PresentIntroducedJakobsen (1973); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2014)
EukaryotaMetazoaNematodaGlobodera rostochiensis (yellow potato cyst nematode)PresentIntroducedInvasiveJakobsen (1973); CABI/EPPO (2011); EPPO (2014)
EukaryotaMetazoaPlatyhelminthesArthurdendyus triangulatus (New Zealand flatworm)Present, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveBloch (1992); Mather and Christensen (1992); Christensen and Mather (1998)
EukaryotaPlantaePteridophytaEquisetum variegatumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeRhodophytaBonnemaisonia hamiferaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeRhodophytaPolysiphonia brodieiPresent, WidespreadNativeIrvine (1982); Kapraun and Rueness (1983); Nielsen and Gunnarsson (2001)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAcer platanoides (Norway maple)Present, PlantedIntroducedCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAcer pseudoplatanus (sycamore)Present, PlantedIntroducedCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAchillea millefolium (yarrow)PresentNativeUSDA-ARS (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAchillea ptarmicaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAgrostis capillaris (common bent)PresentNativeTutin (1980)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAlopecurus pratensis (meadow foxtail)PresentIntroducedInvasiveDAISIE (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAnthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)PresentNativeUSDA-ARS (2013)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaArrhenatherum elatius (false oat-grass)PresentNativeTutin et al. (1980)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBromus hordeaceus (soft brome)PresentIntroducedeMonocot (2013)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCentaurea scabiosaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaChrysanthemum segetumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEpilobium ciliatum (northern willowherb)PresentIntroducedDAISIE (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaFallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)PresentIntroducedDAISIE (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaFestuca pratensis (meadow fescue)PresentNativeGrassWorld (2016); Euro+Med (2016)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaGaleopsis speciosaPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaHolcus lanatus (common velvet grass)Present, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveHansen (1966); NOBANIS (2012)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaJuncus effusus (common rush)PresentNativeKirschner (2002)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLamium hybridumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLathyrus pratensisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLeucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)PresentIntroducedRoyal Botanic Garden (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)Absent, Formerly presentCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMimulus guttatus (Monkeyflower)PresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMyosotis arvensisPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMyosotis discolor (changing forget-me-not)PresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMyrrhis odorataPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPhleum pratense (timothy grass)PresentNativeKew (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPinus contorta (lodgepole pine)PresentCABI Data Mining (undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPlantago coronopus (Buck's-horn plantain)PresentNativeUSDA-ARS (2012)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPoa annua (annual meadowgrass)PresentIntroducedDAISIE (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPoa compressa (Canada bluegrass)PresentNativeRoyal Botanic Garden (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPoa pratensis (smooth meadow-grass)PresentNativeEuro+Med (2016)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPolygonum persicaria (redshank)PresentNativeRoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2003)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPrunella vulgaris (self-heal)PresentNativeWCSP (2016)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRosa rugosa (rugosa rose)Present, Only in captivity/cultivationIntroducedWeidema (2006)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRumex acetosella (sheep's sorrel)PresentGBIF (2013)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRumex obtusifolius (broad-leaved dock)PresentNativeRechinger and Akeroyd (1993)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSenecio vulgarisPresentNativeChater and Walters (1976)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSolidago canadensis (Canadian goldenrod)PresentIntroducedInvasiveRoyal Botanic Garden (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSolidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)PresentIntroducedInvasiveRoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2003)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSonchus wightianus (perennial sowthistle)PresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTanacetum vulgare (tansy)Present, WidespreadNativeTutin et al. (1976)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaUrtica dioica (stinging nettle)PresentIntroducedDAISIE (2015)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaUrtica urens (annual nettle)PresentTUTIN et al. (1964)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaVeronica beccabunga (European speedwell)PresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaVeronica chamaedrysPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaVicia sepiumPresentCABI Data Mining (2011)
EukaryotaPlantaeStreptophytaCampylopus introflexusPresentIntroducedBoesen et al. (1975)

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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.

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Agricultural Production

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2011-2007 | 2006-2002
crop20112010200920082007
Potatoes Area Harvested 103 Im 100 F 94 Im 97 Im 100 F
Potatoes Production Quantity 1438 Im 1385 Im 1497 Im 1482 Im 1400 F
Potatoes Yield 139612 Fc 138500 Fc 159255 Fc 152784 Fc 140000 Fc
Roots and Tubers,Total + (Total) Area Harvested 103 A 100 A 94 A 97 A 100 A
Roots and Tubers,Total + (Total) Production Quantity 1438 A 1385 A 1497 A 1482 A 1400 A
Roots and Tubers,Total + (Total) Yield 139612 Fc 138500 Fc 159255 Fc 152784 Fc 140000 Fc
Agricultural Production: MT
* = Unofficial figure | A = Aggregate, may include official, semi-official or estimated data | F = FAO estimate | Fc = Calculated data | Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology | M = Data not available | P = Provisional official data

2011-2007 | 2006-2002
crop20062005200420032002
Potatoes Area Harvested 67 Im 71 Im 76 Im 78 Im 82 Im
Potatoes Production Quantity 1114 Im 1245 Im 1306 Im 1282 Im 1441 Im
Potatoes Yield 166269 Fc 175352 Fc 171842 Fc 164359 Fc 175732 Fc
Roots and Tubers,Total + (Total) Area Harvested 67 A 71 A 76 A 78 A 82 A
Roots and Tubers,Total + (Total) Production Quantity 1114 A 1245 A 1306 A 1282 A 1441 A
Roots and Tubers,Total + (Total) Yield 166269 Fc 175352 Fc 171842 Fc 164359 Fc 175732 Fc
Agricultural Production: MT
* = Unofficial figure | A = Aggregate, may include official, semi-official or estimated data | F = FAO estimate | Fc = Calculated data | Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology | M = Data not available | P = Provisional official data

Land Usage

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2011-2007 | 2006-2002
land use20112010200920082007
Agricultural area Area 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm
Agricultural area certified organic Area 0.25 I 0.01 I
Agricultural area organic, total Area 0.25 I 0.01 I
Arable land Area 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm
Arable land and Permanent crops Area 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 Fm
Country area Area 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W
Forest area Area 0.1 Fm 0.1 Q 0.1 Fm 0.1 Fm 0.1 Fm
Land area Area 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W
Other land Area 136.5 Fm 136.5 Fm 136.5 Fm 136.5 Fm 136.5 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 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 E 3 F 3 F
Agricultural area certified organic Area
Agricultural area organic, total Area
Arable land Area 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 E 3 F 3 F
Arable land and Permanent crops Area 3 Fm 3 Fm 3 E 3 F 3 F
Country area Area 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W
Forest area Area 0.1 Fm 0.1 Q 0.1 Fm 0.1 Fm 0.1 Fm
Land area Area 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W 139.6 W
Other land Area 136.5 Fm 136.5 Fm 136.5 Fm 136.5 Fm 136.5 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