Fact sheets on Invasive Alien Species

The NOBANIS project provides fact sheets on some of the invasive alien species of the region, covering both animals and plant as well as microorganisms. We are currently in the process of uploading the fact sheets  - so please visit this page regularly.

The NOBANIS fact sheets
The species profiles below follow the same format and provide information on the biology, ecology and distribution of the invasive alien species as well as on the impact of the species in the recipient habitats. Furthermore, management approaches are suggested. Important resources such as contact persons, links and references are also presented in the fact sheets. The fact sheets are written by experts of the region and all fact sheets are furthermore refereed by scientific experts from all NOBANIS countries - thus ensuring that the collated regional knowledge is reflected in the fact sheets.

The fact sheets presented below are not to be regarded as a consensus list of "worst invasive alien species" for the region. The fact sheets fall in several categories, some can indeed regarded as the worst invaders of the entire region, while others are only a problem in one or a few countries. In each case the impact and status of the species should be clear from the fact sheet.

There are also 30 fact sheets originating from the Identification key to marine invasive species in Nordic waters, they are presented here together with the other NOBANIS fact sheets to give an easy alphabetical overview of all the fact sheets, but are named and formatted a bit different.

1. Acartia tonsa 2. Acer negundo 3. Acer pseudoplatanus
4. Alkmaria romijni 5. Amelanchier spicata 6. Anguillicola crassus
7. Anthriscus sylvestris 8. Aphanomyces astaci 9. Arion lusitanicus
10. Arthurdendyus triangulatus 11. Azolla filiculoides 12. Balanus improvisus
13. Boccardia redeki 14. Branta canadensis 15. Bunias orientalis
16. Callinectes sapidus 17. Cameraria ohridella 18. Campylopus introflexus
19. Caprella mutica 20. Castor canadensis 21. Cercopagis pengoi
22. Corophium sextonae 23. Craspedacusta sowerbii 24. Craspedacusta sowerbyi
25. Crassostrea gigas 26. Crepidula fornicata 27. Dreissena polymorpha
28. Elminius modestus 29. Elodea callitrichoides 30. Elodea canadensis
31. Elodea nuttallii 32. Ensis americanus 33. Eriocheir sinensis
34. Fallopia japonica 35. Ficopomatus enigmaticus 36. Galinsoga quadriradiata
37. Gammarus tigrinus 38. Gyrodactylus salaris 39. Hemimysis anomala
40. Heracleum mantegazzianum 41. Heracleum sosnowskyi 42. Homarus americanus
43. Hydrocotyle ranunculoides 44. Impatiens glandulifera 45. Lepas anatifera
46. Lepomis gibbosus 47. Lupinus nootkatensis 48. Lupinus polyphyllus
49. Lysichiton americanus 50. Marenzelleria neglecta 51. Melampsoridium hiratsukanum
52. Mercenaria mercenaria 53. Mimulus guttatus 54. Mnemiopsis leidyi
55. Molgula manhattensis 56. Mustela vison 57. Mya arenaria
58. Mytilicola intestinalis 59. Neogobius melanostomus 60. Neovison vison
61. Nyctereutes procyonoides 62. Oncorhynchus mykiss 63. Ondatra zibethicus
64. Pacifastacus leniusculus 65. Petricola pholadiformis 66. Phytophthora ramorum
67. Pinus mugo 68. Platorchestia platensis 69. Pontogammarus robustoides
70. Potamopyrgus antipodarum 71. Procyon lotor 72. Prunus serotina
73. Pseudobacciger harengulae 74. Pseudochattonella verruculosa 75. Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae
76. Pseudodactylogyrus bini 77. Pseudorasbora parva 78. Rapana venosa
79. Rhithropanopeus harrisii 80. Rosa rugosa 81. Salmo salar
82. Salvelinus fontinalis 83. Sambucus nigra 84. Sander lucioperca
85. Sargassum muticum 86. Senecio inaequidens 87. Solidago canadensis
88. Spartina anglica 89. Spiraea tomentosa 90. Styela clava
91. Tapes philippinarum 92. Telmatogeton japonicus 93. Teredo navalis
94. Trachemys scripta