Invasive Species Compendium

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Ascension

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  • 09 February 2017
  • Ascension
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  • Region: Southern Africa

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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
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCactoblastis cactorum (cactus moth) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCrocidosema plebejana (cotton tipworm) Present Introduced Fletcher , 1932.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaDysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug) Present Malumphy et al., 2015.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaHelicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm) Present IIE, 1993.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaHemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale) Present NHM, undated
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaIcerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale) Present Introduced YesNHM, 1977.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaParatrechina longicornis (crazy ant) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaSpodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm) Present CIE, 1967.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaVespula germanica (German wasp) Present Introduced Yarrow, 1967.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataAcridotheres tristis (common myna) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataCapra hircus (goats) Eradicated Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataEquus asinus (donkeys) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataFelis catus (cat) Eradicated Introduced YesRatcliffe et al., 2010.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataMus musculus (house mouse) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataOryctolagus cuniculus (rabbits) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataOvis aries (sheep) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataPasser domesticus (house sparrow) Unconfirmed record Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataRattus rattus (black rat) Present Introduced YesISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataXenopus laevis (African clawed frog) Present Introduced ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaClidemia hirta (Koster's curse) Restricted distribution Introduced YesDuffey, 1964.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEmex australis (Doublegee) Present Introduced Steinheil, 1838.

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