Invasive Species Compendium

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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
EukaryotaFungiBasidiomycotaUromycladium spp. that cause gall rusts (Acacia gall rusts)Present, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveOld and Cristovao (2003)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAleurodicus dispersus (whitefly)PresentUK, CAB International (1986); EPPO (2021)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAnoplolepis gracilipes (yellow crazy ant)PresentIntroducedInvasiveInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011); Lester and Tavite (2004)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaAphis gossypii (cotton aphid)PresentUK, CAB International (1968); Carver (1996)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCulex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito)Present, WidespreadIntroducedMarks (1972)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaDysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug)PresentBen-Dov (1994)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)PresentWilliams and Watson (1988)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaOryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle)PresentUili (1980); EPPO (2021); CABI (Undated)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaParatrechina longicornis (crazy ant)PresentIntroducedInvasiveInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaPheidole megacephala (big-headed ant)PresentAbbott et al. (2006)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaSpodoptera litura (taro caterpillar)PresentHinckley (1969)
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaTapinoma melanocephalum (ghost ant)Present, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveLester and Tavite (2004)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataAcridotheres tristis (common myna)Present, LocalizedIntroducedInvasiveInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataCanis lupus familiaris (dogs)PresentIntroducedInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataFelis catus (cat)PresentIntroducedInvasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) (2011)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataLutjanus kasmira (blueline snapper)Present, WidespreadNativeAllen (1985)
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataSus scrofa [ISC] (feral pig)PresentIntroducedInvasiveSPREP (South Pacific Regional Environment Programme) (2000)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaArtocarpus altilis (breadfruit)Present, PlantedCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCocos nucifera (coconut)PresentNativeGovaerts et al. (2014)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaConyza bonariensis (hairy fleabane)PresentIntroducedInvasiveCronquist (1976)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaHibiscus tiliaceus (coast cottonwood)PresentCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaLeucaena leucocephala (leucaena)Present, PlantedIntroducedCABI (2005)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMelastoma malabathricum (Banks melastoma)PresentHolm et al. (1979)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMikania micrantha (bitter vine)PresentIntroducedInvasiveWaterhouse and Norris (1987)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMimosa pudica (sensitive plant)Present, WidespreadIntroducedInvasiveWaterhouse and Norris (1987); PIER (2017)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMorinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry)PresentIntroducedGovaerts (2017)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPennisetum purpureum (elephant grass)PresentIntroducedPIER (2013)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSonchus arvensis (perennial sowthistle)Present, LocalizedEPPO (2021)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSphagneticola trilobata (wedelia)PresentIntroducedEnglberger (2009)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaStachytarpheta cayennensis (blue snakeweed)PresentIntroducedSwarbrick (1997)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaStachytarpheta urticifolia (rattail)Absent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)Whistler (1988)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTerminalia catappa (Singapore almond)Present, PlantedCABI (Undated)
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaUrochloa distachya (signal grass)PresentIntroducedPIER (2015)
Virusavian infectious bronchitis virusPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

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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Agricultural Production

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Crop   2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
BananasArea harvested5 Im5 Im5 Im5 Im5 Im
Production quantity16 Im16 Im16 Im16 Im16 Im
Yield32,000 Fc32,000 Fc32,000 Fc32,000 Fc32,000 Fc
CoconutsArea harvested593 Im594 Im595 Im597 Im593 Im
Production quantity4,707 Im4,639 Im4,571 Im4,511 Im4,354 Im
Yield79,376 Fc78,098 Fc76,824 Fc75,561 Fc73,423 Fc
Fruit PrimaryArea harvested5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A
Production quantity76 A76 A76 A76 A76 A
Yield152,000 Fc152,000 Fc152,000 Fc152,000 Fc152,000 Fc
Fruit, fresh nesArea harvestedMMMMM
Production quantityMMMMM
Fruit, tropical fresh nesProduction quantity60 Im60 Im60 Im60 Im60 Im
OilcropsArea harvested593 A594 A595 A597 A593 A
Production quantity4,707 A4,639 A4,571 A4,511 A4,354 A
Yield79,376 Fc78,098 Fc76,824 Fc75,561 Fc73,423 Fc
Oilcrops, Cake EquivalentArea harvested593 A594 A595 A597 A593 A
Production quantity377 A371 A366 A361 A348 A
Yield6,350 Fc6,248 Fc6,146 Fc6,045 Fc5,874 Fc
Oilcrops, Oil EquivalentArea harvested593 A594 A595 A597 A593 A
Production quantity612 A603 A594 A586 A566 A
Yield10,319 Fc10,153 Fc9,987 Fc9,823 Fc9,545 Fc
Roots and tubers nesArea harvested14 Im14 Im14 Im14 Im14 Im
Production quantity186 Im187 Im189 Im191 Im191 Im
Yield132,857 Fc133,571 Fc135,000 Fc136,429 Fc136,429 Fc
Roots and Tubers, TotalArea harvested14 A14 A14 A14 A14 A
Production quantity186 A187 A189 A191 A191 A
Yield132,857 Fc133,571 Fc135,000 Fc136,429 Fc136,429 Fc
A = Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Fc = Calculated data
Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology
M = Data not available

Area harvested = ha
Production quantity = tonnes
Yield = hg/ha

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (2021). FAOSTAT - Food and agriculture data, Reproduced with permission.

Land Usage

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Land Use   2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Agricultural landArea1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm
AgricultureArea1 Fm1 Fc1 Fc1 Fc1 Fc
Country areaArea1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W
CroplandArea1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm
Forest landArea0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm
Land areaArea1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W
Land under permanent cropsArea1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm1 Fm
Naturally regenerating forestArea0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm
Other landArea0 Fc0 Fc0 Fc0 Fc0 Fc
Planted ForestArea0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm
Primary ForestArea0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm0 Fm
Fc = Calculated data
Fm = Manual Estimation
W = Data reported on country official publications or web sites (Official) or trade country files

Area = 1000 ha

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (2021). FAOSTAT - Food and agriculture data, Reproduced with permission.