Exotic and invasive terrestrial and freshwater animal species in the Dutch Caribbean

G. van Buurt, A.O. Debrot

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Abstract

An overview of 72 invasive animals of the terrestrial and freshwater environments of the Dutch Caribbean, eleven of which are no longer present. All invasive animals that are principally agricultural pests and or animal and plant diseases (46 species) are excluded as these are discussed separately elsewhere. The 61 species documented and discussed here as presently living in the wild or semi-wild state on one or more of the Dutch Caribbean islands, amount to 12 exotic mammals, 16 birds, 13 reptiles, 5 amphibians, 2 freshwater fishes, 3 insects, 2 mollusks and 8 exotic earthworms. For most species, the ecology, distribution, status and current impact remains poorly known as few invasive species have been object of directed studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTexel
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C001/12

Keywords

  • invasive alien species
  • freshwater animals
  • invasive species
  • pests
  • ecology
  • animal ecology
  • caribbean

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