Exotic and Invasive Species
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An organism or species introduced into a non-indigenous ecosystem, generally by human activity.  The exotic or invasive often damages the system into which it is introduced.  Data for 11 African invasive genera/species are provided by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) and the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP).

  • Name: Distribution of exotic and invasive marine species for coastal Africa.
  • Description: distribution data for 11 species as provided by the Global Invasive Species Database (IUCN ISSG).
  • Source: GISD and GISP
  • Original Publishers: World Conservation Union (IUCN) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) and GISP and its Founding Members (IUCN, CAB International, The Nature Conservancy, and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)).
  • Citation: Global Invasive Species Database (http://www.issg.org/database). Individual citations for distribution data are provided below.
  • Processing notes: genus/species distributions were sourced from the GISP and then the GISD.  Point distribution data were downloaded from the GISD and digitized.
Species Name Species distribution (2006)
  • Species name: Aureococcus anophagefferens
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Aureococcus anophagefferens. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Bedeva paivae
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Bedeva paivae. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Botrylloides leachi
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Botrylloides leachi. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Bugula neritina
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Bugula neritina. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Carcinus maenas
  • Common name: European shore crab, green crab, strandkrabbe
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Carcinus maenas. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Ciona intestinalis
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Ciona intestinalis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Clavelina lapadiformis
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Clavelina lapadiformis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Codium fragile
  • Common name: dead man's fingers
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Codium fragile. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Crassostrea commercialis
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Crassostrea commercialis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Crassostrea virginica
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Crassostrea virginica. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Crassostrea gigas
  • Common name: giant oyster
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Crassostrea gigas. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Didemnum spp
  • Common name: n/a
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Didemnum spp. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Diplosoma listerianum
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Diplosoma listerianum. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Eucheuma denticulatum
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Eucheuma denticulatum. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Eucheuma striatu
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Eucheuma striatu. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Gymnodium mikimotoi
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Gymnodium mikimotoi. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Hypnea musciformis
  • Common name: hypnea
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Hypnea musciformis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Kappaphycus alvarezii
  • Common name: agal agal, agal agal besar, agar agar besar, agar agar pulau, agar agar seru laut, agar-agar, algae, algues rouges , brown licorice, chilin-t' sai, cottonii, eucheuma, eucheuman, guso, kirinsai, red alga
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Kapaphycus alvarezii. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Kapaphycus cottoni
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Kapaphycus cottoni. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Kappaphycus spp
  • Common name: agal agal, agal agal besar, agar agar besar, agar agar pulau, agar agar seru laut, agar-agar, algae, algues rouges , brown licorice, chilin-t' sai, cottonii, eucheuma, eucheuman, guso, kirinsai, red alga
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Kappaphycus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Littorina saxatilits
  • Common name: rough periwinkle
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Littorina saxatilis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Membranipora membranacea
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Membranipora membranacea. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Metapenaeus monoceros
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Metapenaeus monoceros. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Metridium senile
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Metridium senile. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Mytilus galloprovincialis
  • Common name: bay mussel, blue mussel, Mediterranean mussel
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Mytilus galloprovincialis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Oreochromis mossambicus
  • Common name: blou kurper, common tilapia, fai chau chak ue, Java tilapia, kawasuzume, kurper bream, malea, mojarra, mosambik-maulbrüter, Mozambikskaya tilapiya, Mozambique cichlid, Mozambique mouth-breeder, Mozambique mouthbrooder, Mozambique tilapia, mphende, mujair, nkobue, tilapia, tilapia del Mozambique, tilapia du Mozambique, tilapia mossambica, tilapia mozámbica, trey tilapia khmao, weißkehlbarsch, wu-kuo yu
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Oreochromis mossambicus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Ostrea edulis
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Ostrea edulis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Penaeus indicus
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Penaeus indicus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Penaeus latisulcatus
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Penaeus latisulcatus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Penaeus monodon
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Penaeus monodon. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Pilumnus hirsutus
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Pilumnus hirsutis. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Saccostrea cucullata
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Saccostrea cucculata. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Thais haemastoma
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Thais haemostoma. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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  • Species name: Vibrio cholerae
  • Common name: Asiatic cholera, epidemic cholera
  • Distribution citation: Global Invasive Species Database, 2006. Vibrio cholerae. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/distribution.asp?si=796&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 12 December 2006].
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