List of invasive species in Asia
This is a list of invasive species in Asia. A species is regarded as invasive if it has been introduced by human action to a location, area, or region where it did not previously occur naturally (i.e., is not a native species), becomes capable of establishing a breeding population in the new location without further intervention by humans, and becomes a pest in the new location, directly threatening agriculture and/or the local biodiversity.
The term invasive species refers to a subset of those species defined as introduced species. If a species has been introduced but remains local, and is not problematic to agriculture or to the local biodiversity, then it cannot be considered to be an invasive species and does not belong on this list.
- Eichhornia crassipes (Water hyacinth)
- Limnocharis flava (Yellow burhead)
- Pistia stratiotes (Water lettuce)
- Lantana camara (lantana)
- Eupatorium adenophorous
- Epipremnum aureum (Devil's Ivy, Pothos)
- Swietenia macrophylla (Mahogany)
- Myroxylon balsamum (Balsam of Peru)
- Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip Tree)
- Saritaea magnifica (Glow Vine)
- Opuntia stricta (Prickly Pear Cactus)
- Clusia rosea
- Panicum maximum (Guinea grass)
- Channa striata (Snakehead murrel, common snakehead)
- Clarias batrachus (Walking catfish)
- Clarias gariepinus (African catfish)
- Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)
- Gambusia affinis (Mosquitofish)
- Poecilia reticulata (Guppy)
- Tilapia spp. (Tilapia)
- Canis lupus familiaris (Feral dogs)
- Felis silvestris catus (Feral cats)
- Rattus norvegicus (Brown rat)
- Homo sapiens sapiens (humans)
Country-specific Invasive Lists
- Invasive alien species in Southeast Asia. MacKinnon, John R. Asean Biodiversity, October–December 2002. Retrieved on 2008-11-28.
- Alien species recognized to be established in Japan or found in the Japanese wild. Japan Ministry of the Environment. 2004-10-27. Retrieved on 2008-11-28.
- Channa striata. FishBase. Retrieved on 2009-04-09.
- The Status of Alien Invasive Species in Bangladeshand their Impact on the Ecosystems. World Conservation Union. Retrieved on 2009-04-09.
- "Gambusia affinis alien range. Global Invasive Species Database. Retrieved on 2009-04-09.