Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Anas platyrhynchos



Anas platyrhynchos


  • Last modified
  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Anas platyrhynchos
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Aves
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Anas platyrhynchos

International Common Names

  • English: mallard

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Aves
  •                     Order: Anseriformes
  •                         Family: Anatidae
  •                             Genus: Anas
  •                                 Species: Anas platyrhynchos

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


IsraelPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)


BelarusPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
PolandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-OntarioPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-SaskatchewanPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
United StatesPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MichiganPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Arion vulgarisAdults/Juveniles
Carcinus maenasAdult
Corbicula fluminalisJuveniles
Deroceras invadensAdults/Juveniles
Deroceras laeveAdults/Juveniles
Dreissena rostriformis bugensisAdultPetrie and Knapton, 1999
Pomacea canaliculataAdult
Potamogeton crispusSeeds

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