Fact sheets

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.

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.

"Old fact sheet versions " for species where the genus name or/and species name has changed can be found here.

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