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Terrestrial Invertebrates

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Terrestrial Invertebrates

Terrestrial (land-dwelling) Invasive Invertebrates are animals that lack a vertebral column (backbone). Insects are the most common invasive terrestrial invertebrate, but it also includes other arthropods, molluscs (such as snails and slugs), and nematodes (roundworms).

Citations:

  • Govorushko, S.M. Natural Processes and Human Impacts: Interactions between Humanity and the Environment. Springer, 2012.
  • Hine, R. and E. Martin. 2015. “Invertebrate.” In: A Dictionary of Biology (7th ed). Oxford University Press.

Note: Our species profiles provide general information about species considered to be invasive. 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.