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List of invasive species in Colombia

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Colombia's governmental organization that oversees and manages natural parks within its national borders, Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, has provided an official list of species that are considered to be invasive under the following resolutions:


  • Resolution 848 of 2008
  • Resolution 132 of 2010
  • Resolution 207 of 2010
  • Resolution 654 of 2011
  • Invertebrates

  • Helix aspersa (Garden snail)
  • Electroma sp. (Mejillón)
  • Paratrechina fulva (Crazy ant)
  • Achatina fulica (Giant African snail)
  • Charybdis hellerii (Blue Jaiba crab)
  • Callinectes exasperatus (Jaiba crab)
  • Penaeus monodon (Asian tiger shrimp)
  • Fish

  • Pterois volitans (Red lionfish)
  • Salmo trutta (Brown trout)
  • Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout)
  • Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia)
  • Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)
  • Micropterus salmoides (Largemouth bass)
  • Oreochromis mossambicus (Black tilapia)
  • Trichogaster pectoralis (Snakeskin gourami)
  • Puntius titteya (Cherry barb)
  • Amphibians

  • Eleutherodactylus coqui (Common coquí)
  • Lithobates catesbeianus (American bullfrog)
  • Mammals

  • Herpestes javanicus (Small Asian mongoose)
  • Hippopotamus amphibius (Hippopotamus)
  • Flora

  • Eichornia crassipes (Common water hyacinth)
  • Kappaphycus alvarezii (Kappaphycus alvarezeii)
  • Ulex europaeus (Common gorse)
  • Teline monspessulana (French broom)
  • Melinis minutiflora (Molasses grass)
  • References

    List of invasive species in Colombia Wikipedia

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