List of invasive species in Florida

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The Burmese python is considered an invasive species in Florida

Invasive species in Florida are introduced organisms that cause damage to the environment, human economy, or human health in Florida.[1] Native plants and animals can become threatened by from the spread of invasive species.









According to the non-governmental organisation FLEPPC, the invasive species of plant in 2019 are the following list. Compared to older lists, a number of species have been removed when it became more apparent that they were in fact native to Florida or that their impact was less severe than feared by the organisation, while three or four species have been added in the last decade or so, and two species were originally misidentified. There are many more exotic species in Florida which occur as ornamental garden plants or garden escapes. FLEPPC has no legal authority, this list is merely a recommendation.[51][52] In Florida, a number of plant species are declared invasive species by either state of federal legislature. Most of these are water plants which are not listed below.

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  1. ^ "Florida's Exotic Fish and Wildlife". Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  2. ^ "Rattus norvegicus (brown rat)".
  3. ^ "Rattus rattus (black rat)".
  4. ^ "Axis axis (Indian spotted deer)".
  5. ^ "Land Mammals - House Mouse". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  6. ^ "Wild Hog". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Vulpes vulpes (red fox)".
  9. ^ "Rhesus Macaque". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  10. ^ "Nine-banded armadillo". en.wikipedia/wiki/Nine-banded_armadillo.
  11. ^ "Passer domesticus (house sparrow)".
  12. ^ "Muscovy Duck". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  13. ^ "Columba livia (pigeons)".
  14. ^ "Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered bulbul)".
  15. ^ "Pavo cristatas(Peacock)".
  16. ^ "Myiopsitta monachus(Monk parakeet)".
  17. ^ "Sturnus Vulgaris(European starling)".
  18. ^
  19. ^ "Ctenosaura similis (black spiny-tailed iguana)".
  20. ^ "Brown anole". Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ "Hemidactylus frenatus (common house gecko)".
  23. ^ Krysko, Kenneth L; Enge, Kevin M; Donlan, Ellen M; Seitz, Jason C (2007), "Distribution, Natural History, and Impacts of the Introduced Green Iguana in Florida", Iguana: Conservation, Natural History, and Husbandry of Reptiles, International Reptile Conservation Foundation, 14 (3): 142–151
  24. ^
  25. ^ "Trachemys scripta elegans (red-eared slider)".
  26. ^ "Boa constrictor (common boa)".
  27. ^ "Eunectes murinus (green anaconda)".
  28. ^ "Eunectes notaeus (Yellow anaconda)".
  29. ^ "Python sebae (African rock python)".
  30. ^
  31. ^ "Eleutherodactylus coqui (Caribbean tree frog)".
  32. ^
  33. ^ "Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris)". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  34. ^ "Hemichromis letourneuxi (African jewelfish)".
  35. ^ "Monopterus albus (Asian swamp eel)".
  36. ^ "Blue Tilapia". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  37. ^ "Black Acara". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  38. ^ "Bullseye Snakehead". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  39. ^ "Clown Knifefish". Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  40. ^ "Lionfish: An Invasive Species".
  41. ^ "lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) - Species Profile".
  42. ^ "Cichlasoma urophthalmum (Mayan cichlid)".
  43. ^ "Channa argus argus (northern snakehead)".
  44. ^ "Astronotus ocellatus (oscar)".
  45. ^ "Pike Killifish (Belonesox belizanus) - Species Profile".
  46. ^ "Tilapia mariae (spotted tilapia)".
  47. ^ "Clarias batrachus (walking catfish)".
  48. ^ "Acanthogobius flavimanus".
  49. ^ "Cyprinus carpio".
  50. ^ a b Epler, John H.; Denson, D.R. (2017). "New records of Corixidae and Micronectidae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Corixoidea) from Florida, with a checklist of all species known from the state". Entomological News. 126 (5): 410–414. doi:10.3157/021.126.0510. S2CID 89680844.
  51. ^ "List of invasive plant species" (PDF). FLEPPC website ( Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. 2013.
  52. ^
  53. ^ Evans, Jason M. (2013). "Pistia stratiotes L. in the Florida Peninsula: Biogeographic Evidence and Conservation Implications of Native Tenure for an ′Invasive′ Aquatic Plant". Conservation and Society. 11 (3): 233. doi:10.4103/0972-4923.121026. ISSN 0972-4923.
  54. ^ "Invasive Species: Aquatic Species - Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)". National Invasive Species Information Center. National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2014-03-22.