Invasive animals are introduced multicellular organisms of the kingdom Animalia, such as mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Invasive aquatic animal species are included in the Aquatic Species - Aquatic Animals section.
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Listed below are the animal species for which we have completed species profiles - general information about animal species commonly known as invasive. This is not a list of all invasive animal species, nor does it have any regulatory implications. These profiles are provided as an educational informational tool.
Invertebrate Species Invertebrate species are animals which lack a spine or backbone. Example
species include spiders and other insects; round, segmented, and flat worms;
jellyfish; squids; sponges; and others.
Vertebrate Species Vertebrate species are animals with backbones
or spinal columns. In some cases closely related
species such as the hagfish which lack a spine
but have a bony skull or cranium are included in
the group. Example species include: bony fish;
sharks; rays; amphibians; reptiles; mammals; and