Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Acclimatization societies (pathway cause)



Acclimatization societies (pathway cause)


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  • 12 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pathway Cause
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acclimatization societies (pathway cause)
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acclimatization societies (pathway cause)

Species Transported by Cause

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SpeciesNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
Acridotheres fuscus (jungle myna) Yes
Acridotheres tristis (common myna) Yes
Alburnus alburnus (bleak) Yes
Alopochen aegyptiaca (Egyptian goose)Perhaps not liberated Yes Long, 1981
Astronotus ocellatus (oscar)Principally Florida and Hawaii (USA) Yes Yes USGS NAS, 2014
Branta canadensis (Canada goose) Yes Lever, 2005
Branta hutchinsii Yes Lever, 2005
Castor canadensis (beaver) Yes
Cervus elaphus (red deer)New Zealand, Australia and Chile Yes Yes Long, 2003
Cervus nippon (sika)New Zealand Yes Yes Banwell, 2009
Cupressus arizonica (Arizona cypress) Yes Laurent, 1911
Cygnus olor (mute swan) Yes
Cyprinus carpio (common carp) Yes Driver et al., 1997
Erinaceus europaeus (European hedgehog) Yes Yes
Lepomis gibbosus (pumpkinseed) Yes Yes Lever, 1977
Leptocybe invasa (blue gum chalcid) Yes Yes
Lepus europaeus (European hare)Deliberate, for shooting purposes Yes Yes Fraguglione, 1963
Leuciscus leuciscus (common dace) Yes
Macaca fascicularis (crab-eating macaque) Yes Yes
Nandina domestica (Nandina)Columbian Horticultural Society, Washington, DC, report on member introductions, 1834 Yes Watterson, 1834
Oryctolagus cuniculus (rabbits) Yes
Ovis aries (sheep) Yes
Rhinella marina (cane toad) Yes
Rutilus rutilus (roach)Deliberate. Introduced to make wildlife more familiar to European colonizers in Australia. Yes Arthington and McKenzie, 1997
Salvelinus namaycush (lake trout)Stocked as a sport fish worldwide Yes Yes
Sander lucioperca (pike-perch) Yes Yes
Squalius cephalus (European chub) Yes
Sturnus vulgaris (common starling) Yes Yes