Invasive Species Compendium

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Wake Island

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  • Last modified
  • 09 February 2017
  • Wake Island
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  • Region: Oceania

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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.

DomainKingdomPhylumSpeciesDistributionOriginInvasiveReferences
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCulex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito) Widespread Introduced Joyce, 1961.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaFerrisia virgata (striped mealybug) Present Ben-Dov, 1994.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaParatrechina longicornis (crazy ant) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaSimosyrphus grandicornis (common hover fly) Present Introduced Bryan Jr, 1926.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataBoiga irregularis (brown tree snake) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataEpinephelus lanceolatus (giant grouper) Present Native Myers, 1999; Froese and Pauly, 2004.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataHemidactylus frenatus (common house gecko) Present Introduced YesBauer and Henle, 1994.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRattus rattus (black rat) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAmaranthus dubius (spleen amaranth) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaAnnona muricata (soursop) Present Wagner et al., 2014b.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCaladium bicolor (heart of Jesus) Present Introduced PIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCatharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2015.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCoccinia grandis (scarlet-fruited ivy gourd) Present PIER, 2013.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCuscuta campestris (field dodder) Present Introduced PIER, 2008.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge) Present Introduced YesFosberg et al., 1987.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDieffenbachia seguine (dumb cane) Present Introduced HEAR, 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDigitaria bicornis (Asian crabgrass) Present Introduced NoPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDigitaria ciliaris (southern crabgrass) Present Introduced Clayton et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDigitaria insularis (sourgrass) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEleusine indica (goose grass) Widespread Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEuphorbia tirucalli (Indian-tree spurge) Present Introduced PIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEuphorbia tithymaloides (devil's backbone) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaFicus carica (common fig) Present only in captivity/cultivation Introduced PIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaKalanchoe delagoensis (chandelier plant) Present Introduced PIER, 2012.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaManilkara zapota (sapodilla) Present Introduced PIER, 2017.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaNicotiana tabacum (tobacco) Present Introduced Yes
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPaspalum distichum (knotgrass) Present PIER, 2009.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPennisetum polystachion (mission grass) Present Introduced YesReed, 1977.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPlectranthus scutellarioides (coleus) Present only in captivity/cultivation Introduced PIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaPluchea carolinensis (sourbush) Present Introduced YesFosberg and Sachet, 1969.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSetaria verticillata (bristly foxtail) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2008.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaSonchus oleraceus (common sowthistle) Present Introduced YesPIER, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaStachytarpheta cayennensis (blue snakeweed) Present, few occurrences Introduced YesFosberg and Sachet, 1969; PIER, 2015.

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