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List of invasive species in North America

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This is a list of invasive species in North America. 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 human industry, such as agriculture, 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 for human industry or the local biodiversity, then it is not considered invasive, and does not belong on this list.






Aquatic arthropods[edit]


Freshwater snails[edit]

Freshwater clams[edit]

Sea snails[edit]

Land slugs[edit]

Land snails[edit]


Reptiles and amphibians[edit]





See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c "California's Invaders". California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2017-09-10.
  3. ^ Cervo, R; F. Zacchi; S. Turillazzi (May 2000). "Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) invading North America: some hypotheses for its rapid spread". Insectes Sociaux. 47 (2): 155–157. doi:10.1007/pl00001694. S2CID 45652070.
  4. ^ Justine, Jean-Lou; Winsor, Leigh; Barrière, Patrick; Fanai, Crispus; Gey, Delphine; Han, Andrew Wee Kien; La Quay-Velázquez, Giomara; Lee, Benjamin Paul Yi-Hann; Lefevre, Jean-Marc; Meyer, Jean-Yves; Philippart, David; Robinson, David G.; Thévenot, Jessica; Tsatsia, Francis (2015). "The invasive land planarianPlatydemus manokwari(Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae): records from six new localities, including the first in the USA". PeerJ. 3: e1037. doi:10.7717/peerj.1037. ISSN 2167-8359. PMC 4485254. PMID 26131377. Open access icon
  5. ^ Schofield, P.J., J.A. Morris, Jr, J.N. Langston, and P.L. Fuller. (2 April 2017). "Pterois volitans/miles". Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 10 October 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Non-Native Deer". National Park Service. 2017-09-10.

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