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What are Species Profiles?

Our Species Profiles section provides general information about species considered to be invasive. Please note our profiles are not inclusive 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. Multiple factors are taken into account when we select species for profile development, including (but not limited to):

  • Newly introduced species to the U.S.
  • Species with high public interest
  • High-risk species not yet established in the U.S.
  • Species of regulatory concern

Our Species profiles are researched consistently. All profiles include the scientific name, common name(s), synonym(s), and general information including where the species is native, when introduced to the U.S., means of introduction, and species impact (with citations). Our profiles also include distribution/maps/survey status, Federal regulatory status, images (includes extensive photos), videos, spotlights, and selected highly relevant resources for the species (organized by source), and access to all species-related resources included on our site.

See below to view Terrestrial Invasives (land-dwelling) or Aquatic Invasives (water-dwelling) species profiles by type. Also see: