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Provides a listing of Species Profiles included on our Web site with primary common and scientific names.

This list gives an overview and access to all species profiles included on our site. The listing can be sorted by common name (alphabetically ascending or descending order). If you prefer to view the profiles by species type and habitat, see our main Species Profiles page.

Note: This is not a list of all invasive species, nor does our information have regulatory implications. The large numbers of invasive species prevent us from maintaining detailed information on ALL invasive species. In addition, determining the invasiveness of a species depends on a number of local factors, including type of habitat. Our species profiles are provided as an educational informational tool.
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Scientific Name
African Swine Fever African swine fever virus (Alonso et al. 2018)
Africanized Honeybee Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier (Ellis and Ellis 2008; Sheppard and Smith 2000)
Air Potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. (ITIS)
Alder Dieback Phytophthora alni Brasier and Kirk (Brasier et al. 2004)
Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811) (ITIS)
Alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. (ITIS)
Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, 1908 (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Asian Clam Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774) (ITIS)
Asian Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar asiatica Vnukovskij, Lymantria dispar japonica (Motschulsky), Lymantria albescens Hori and Umeno, Lymantria umbrosa (Butler), and Lymantria postalba Inoue (APHIS 2015)
Asian Long-Horned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853) (ITIS)
Asian Longhorned Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901 (Hoogstraal et al. 1968)
Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan, 1853) (ITIS)
Asian Swamp Eel Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) (ITIS)
Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. (ITIS)
Avian Influenza Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A (CABI)
Beach Vitex Vitex rotundifolia L. f. (ITIS)
Beech Bark Disease Neonectria spp. (Cale et al. 2015)
Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) (ITIS)
Black Carp Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846) (ITIS)
Boxwood Blight Calonectria pseudonaviculata (Crous, J.Z. Groenew. & C.F. Hill) L. Lombard, M.J. Wingf. & Crous. (Lombard et al. 2010)
Brazilian Peppertree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (ITIS)
Brazilian Waterweed Egeria densa Planch. (ITIS)
British Yellowhead Inula britannica L. (ITIS)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys Stål (ITIS)
Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis (Merrem, 1802) (ITIS)
Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus (formerly known as Rana catesbeiana) (ITIS)
Burmese Python Python molurus bivittatus Kuhl, 1820 (ITIS)
Butternut Canker Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum Nair, Kostichka & Kuntz (CABI)
Cactus Moth Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Zimmermann et al. 2004)
Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop (ITIS)
Cane Toad Rhinella marina (Linnaeus, 1758); formerly Bufo marinus (ITIS)
Caulerpa, Mediterranean Clone Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agandh (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)
Channeled Apple Snail Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1828) (ITIS)
Chestnut Blight Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr (formerly known as Endothia parasitica) (ITIS)
Chilli Thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood, 1919 (ITIS)
Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis (ITIS)
Chinese Privet Ligustrum sinense Lour. (ITIS)
Chinese Tallow Triadica sebifera (L.) Small (ITIS)
Chrysanthemum White Rust Puccinia horiana Henn. (Whipps 1993)
Citrus Canker Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri
Citrus Greening Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus
Citrus Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) (Haack et al. 2010)
Classical Swine Fever Family Flaviviridae, genus Pestivirus (Paton et al. 2000)
Clubbed Tunicate Styela clava Herdman, 1881 (ITIS)
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes rhinoceros (Linnaeus) (CABI)
Cogongrass Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch. (ITIS)
Colonial Sea Squirt Didemnum vexillum Kott, 2002 (Stefaniak et al. 2009)
Common Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. (ITIS)
Common Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus piniperda L. (CABI)
Common Reed Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (ITIS)
Common Teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. (ITIS)
Curly Pondweed Potamogeton crispus L. (ITIS)
Dalmatian Toadflax Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. (ITIS)
Didymo Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngb.) M. Schmidt (ITIS)
Diffuse Knapweed Centaurea diffusa Lam. (ITIS)
Dogwood Anthracnose Discula destructiva Redlin (1991) (Redlin 1991)
Downy Brome Bromus tectorum L. (ITIS)
Dutch Elm Disease Ophiostoma ulmi (Buisman) Nannf. and Ophiostoma novo-ulmi Brasier (ITIS)
Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (ITIS)
Eurasian Ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
Eurasian Watermilfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. (ITIS)
European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis cerasi L. (ITIS)
European Grapevine Moth Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermüller) (Gilligan et al. 2011)
European Green Crab Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
European Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar Linnaeus (ITIS)
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus L. (Cognato and Sun 2007)
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758 (ITIS)
False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick), formerly known as Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Gilligan et al. 2011)
Fig Buttercup Ficaria verna Huds. (formerly known as Ranunculus ficaria L.) (Emadzade et al. 2010)
Flathead Catfish Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1819) (ITIS)
Foot and Mouth Disease Family Picornaviridae, genus Aphthovirus (Belsham 1993)
Formosan Subterranean Termite Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, 1909 (ITIS)
Fowlpox Avipoxvirus (Pringle 1999)
Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande (ITIS)
Giant African Snail Lissachatina fulica (Bowdich) (CABI) Note: A. fulica was recently redesignated Lissachatina fulica, largely on the basis of Mead's (1961) observations (Naggs, 2002).
Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier (ITIS)
Giant Reed Arundo donax L. (ITIS)
Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitch. (ITIS)
Gladiolus Rust Uromyces transversalis (Thüm.) G. Winter (1884) (Beilharz et al. 2001)
Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Formerly known as Homalodisca coagulata) (Takiya et al. 2006)
Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C. Rivière (ITIS)
Golden Mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) (CABI)
Golden Nematode Globodera rostochiensis (Wollenweber, 1923) (CABI)
Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1844) (ITIS)
Hairy Whitetop Lepidium appelianum Al-Shehbaz (formerly known as Cardaria pubescens) (ITIS)
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Adelges tsugae (Annand) (Annand 1928)
Houndstongue Cynoglossum officinale L. (ITIS)
Hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle (ITIS)
Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. (ITIS)
Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica Newman, 1841 (ITIS)
Japanese Climbing Fern Lygodium japonicum (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw. (ITIS)
Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. (ITIS)
Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr. (ITIS)
Japanese Spiraea Spiraea japonica L. f. (ITIS)
Japanese Stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) Camus (ITIS)
Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. (ITIS)
Karnal Bunt Tilletia indica Mitra (1931) (Bonde et al. 1997)
Khapra Beetle Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899 (ITIS)
Killer Shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (CABI)
Kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep (ITIS)
Kudzu Bug Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Eger et al. 2010)
Late Blight Phytophthora infestans (Montagne) Bary (ITIS)
Laurel Wilt Raffaelea lauricola sp. nov. T.C. Harr. Fraedrich & Aghayeva (Harrington et al. 2008)
Leafy Spurge Euphorbia esula L. (ITIS)
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Brown et al. 2010)
Lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus) (ITIS)
Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (ITIS)
Medusahead Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski (ITIS)
Melaleuca Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake (ITIS)
Mexican Fruit Fly Anastrepha ludens (Loew, 1873) (ITIS)
Mile-A-Minute Weed Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross (formerly known as Polygonum perfoliatum L.) (ITIS)
Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. (ITIS)
Musk Thistle Carduus nutans L. (ITIS)
New Zealand Mud Snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (J. E. Gray, 1853) (ITIS)
Nile Perch Lates niloticus (ITIS)
Northern Snakehead Channa argus (ITIS)
Nun Moth Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus) (CABI)
Nutria Myocastor coypus Molina (ITIS)
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1809) (Pogue 2004)
Old World Climbing Fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. (ITIS)
Oriental Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. (ITIS)
Oriental Fruit Fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel, 1912) (ITIS)
Oxygen Weed Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss (ITIS)
Pale Cyst Nematode Globodera pallida Stone 1973 (CABI)
Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Naranjo et al. 2002)
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Plum Pox Plum pox virus (Wylie et al. 2017)
Princess Tree Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. (ITIS)
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. (ITIS)
Purple Star Thistle Centaurea calcitrapa L. (ITIS)
Quackgrass Elymus repens (L.) Gould subsp. repens (ITIS)
Quagga Mussel Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov, 1897); formerly known as Dreissena bugensis (CABI)
Red Imported Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972 (ITIS)
Red-Bellied Pacu Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1817) (ITIS)
Red-Eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) (ITIS)
Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1814) (ITIS)
Russian Knapweed Rhaponticum repens (L.) Hidalgo (ITIS)
Russian Olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. (ITIS)
Russian Wheat Aphid Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) (CABI)
Rusty Crayfish Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852) (ITIS)
Sacred Bamboo Nandina domestica Thunb. (ITIS)
Saltcedar Tamarix spp. (ITIS)
Scotch Broom Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link (ITIS)
Scotch Thistle Onopordum acanthium L. (ITIS)
Screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
Siberian Moth Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov (APHIS 2011)
Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1844) (ITIS)
Silverleaf Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Gennadius biotype B (CABI)
Sirex Woodwasp Sirex noctilio F. (Goulet 2012)
Southern Bacterial Wilt Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (CABI)
Soybean Cyst Nematode Heterodera glycines (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Soybean Rust Phakopsora pachyrhizi, Phakopsora meibomiae (CABI)
Spiny Water Flea Bythotrephes longimanus (Leydig, 1860) (ITIS)
Spotted Knapweed Centaurea stoebe L. subsp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek (ITIS)
Spotted Lanternfly Lycorma delicatula (White) (Barringer et al. 2015)
Spotted Wing Drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (CABI)
St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L. (ITIS)
Sudden Oak Death Phytophthora ramorum Werres, de Cock & Man in't Veld (Kliejunas 2010)
Thousand Cankers Black Walnut Disease Geosmithia morbida (Kolařík et al. 2011)
Tree-of-Heaven Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle (ITIS)
Tropical Bont Tick Amblyomma variegatum (Fabricius, 1794) (CABI)
Tropical Soda Apple Solanum viarum Dunal (ITIS)
Veined Rapa Whelk Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) (CABI)
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Novirhabdovirus sp. (Family Rhabdoviridae) (Kim and Faisal 2011)
Virulent Newcastle Disease Avian paramyxovirus 1 (APMV-1) (Amarasinghe et al. 2017)
Water Chestnut Trapa natans L. (ITIS)
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (ITIS)
Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes L. Royle (ITIS)
Water Spinach Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. (ITIS)
West Nile Virus West Nile virus (ICTV 2018)
Whirling Disease Myxobolus cerebralis (CABI)
White Pine Blister Rust Cronartium ribicola A. Dietr. (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)
White Spotted Jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld 1884 (ITIS)
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus, formerly known as Geomyces destructans is now known as Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. (Minnis and Lindner 2013)
Whitetop Lepidium draba L. Desv. (formerly known as Cardaria draba) (ITIS)
Wild Boar Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 (ITIS)
Witchweed Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze (ITIS)
Yellow Star Thistle Centaurea solstitialis L. (ITIS)
Yellow Toadflax Linaria vulgaris Mill. (ITIS)
Zebra Mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) (ITIS)
Zika Virus Disease