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. Alkmaria romijni
  3. Amphibalanus improvisus
  4. Anguillicoloides crassus
  5. Anthriscus sylvestris
  6. Aphanomyces astaci
  7. Arion lusitanicus
  8. Arthurdendyus triangulatus
  9. Azolla filiculoides
  10. Boccardiella ligerica
  11. Branta canadensis
  12. Bunias orientalis
  13. Callinectes sapidus
  14. Campylopus introflexus
  15. Caprella mutica
  16. Castor canadensis
  17. Cercopagis pengoi
  18. Chattonella verruculosa
  19. Craspedacusta sowerbii
  20. Crassostrea gigas
  21. Crepidula fornicata
  22. Dreissena polymorpha
  23. Elodea callitrichoides
  24. Elodea canadensis
  25. Elodea nuttallii
  26. Ensis directus
  27. Eriocheir sinensis
  28. Ficopomatus enigmaticus
  29. Gammarus tigrinus
  30. Gyrodactylus salaris
  31. Hemimysis anomala
  32. Heracleum mantegazzianum
  33. Heracleum sosnowskyi
  34. Homarus americanus
  35. Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
  36. Impatiens glandulifera
  37. Lepas anatifera
  38. Lepomis gibbosus
  39. Lupinus nootkatensis
  40. Lupinus polyphyllus
  41. Lysichiton americanus
  42. Marenzelleria neglecta
  43. Melampsoridium hiratsukanum
  44. Mercenaria mercenaria
  45. Mimulus guttatus
  46. Mnemiopsis leidyi
  47. Molgula manhattensis
  48. Monocorophium sextonae
  49. Mya arenaria
  50. Mytilicola intestinalis
  51. Neogobius melanostomus
  52. Neovison vison
  53. Nyctereutes procyonoides
  54. Ondatra zibethicus
  55. Orconectes limosus
  56. Pacifastacus leniusculus
  57. Paralithodes camtschaticus
  58. Petricolaria pholadiformis
  59. Pontogammarus robustoides
  60. Potamopyrgus antipodarum
  61. Procyon lotor
  62. Prunus serotina
  63. Pseudobacciger harengulae
  64. Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae
  65. Pseudorasbora parva
  66. Rapana venosa
  67. Reynoutria japonica
  68. Rhithropanopeus harrisii
  69. Rosa rugosa
  70. Salmo salar
  71. Sambucus nigra
  72. Sander lucioperca
  73. Sargassum muticum
  74. Senecio inaequidens
  75. Solidago canadensis
  76. Spartina anglica
  77. Spiraea tomentosa
  78. Styela clava
  79. Venerupis philippinarum