This area of the site contains links to invasive species lists, watch lists, activities, and laws. They have been developed by various individuals, groups, and organizations to describe invasive species found in U.S. states and territories, coastal and aquatic habitats associated with the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and in neighboring countries such as Canada and Mexico.
U.S. General Invasive Species Lists
Invasive Species Identification Guide and Checklist (Discover Life). The list includes algae, arachnids (spiders), bacteria, crustaceans, fungi, insects, plants, platyhelminthes (e.g. worms), protists (e.g. slime moulds), and vertebrates (e.g. amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, etc.). The species names in this list are linked to photos, maps, and other descriptive information.
The US Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) PLANTS database provides access to Federal Noxious Weed List, State Noxious Weed Reports, a State and Federal Composite List of All U.S. Noxious Weeds, an Invasive Plants of the U.S. list, and an Introduced Plants of the U.S. list. *
Remember that an introduced or alien plant is not necessarily an invasive plant, nor is an invasive plant necessarily introduced or alien
USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) provides access to:
- Regulated Plant Pest List (RPPL) pdf
- Offshore Pest Information System (OPIS) Target Pest List (restricted access)
- National Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Target Pest List
- Select Agent List
Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Pest Lists (USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service - APHIS)
References and Other Sources for Invasive Species Lists
National Institute of Invasive Species Science - Search by Area, Species, or Project
Global Invasive Species Database - Invasive Species listed by Country
Invasive Species Lists page (invasive species lists grouped by country)