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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Made in Japan  

Last month Japan came out with the country's first official list of invasive species. Problem (for me anyway) was that although there were some English-language articles about the list, there were no sources that actually included the list itself. Thanks to the magic of email and the ugliness of HTML-rendered Excel, I now bring you the official list of invasive species in Japan:
Mammalia: Mammals:
Macaca cyclopis Formosan rock macaque
Macaca fascicularis long-tailed macaque
Macaca mulatta rhesus monkey
Procyon lotor Northern raccoon
Procyon cancrivorus crab-eating raccoon
Herpestes javanicus Indian mongoose
Callosciurus erythraeus Pallas squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern grey squirrel
Myocastor coypus nutria
Trichosurus vulpecula brushtail possum
Muntiacus reevesi Muntjac deer
Aves: Birds:
Garrulax canorus hwamei
Garrulax perspicillatus masked laughingthrush
Garrulax sannio white-browed laughingthrush
Leiothrix lutea red-billed leiothrix
Reptilia: Reptiles:
Chelydra serpentina snapping turtle
Anolis carolinensis green anole
Anolis sagrei brown anole
Boiga irregularis brown tree snake
Elaphe taeniura friesi Taiwan beauty snake
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus Taiwan habu snake
Amphibia: Amphibians:
Bufo marinus cane toad
Pisces: Fish:
Micropterus dolomieu smallmouth bass
Lepomis macrochirus bluegill
Ictalurus punctatus channel catfish
Insecta: Insects:
Solenopsis invicta red imported fire ant
Solenopsis geminata fire ant
Linepithema humile Argentine ant
Invertebrata: Arachnids:
Latrodectus hasseltii redback spider
Latrodectus geometricus brown widow spider
Latrodectus tredecimguttatus black widow spider
Latrodectus mactans black widow spider
Loxosceles - 2 species recluse/violin spiders
Dipluridae - 2 genera giant spiders
Buthidae - all species scorpions
Tracheophyta: Aquatic plants:
Alternanthera philoxeroides alligator weed
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides floating pennywort
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Senegal tea
(Thanks to T. Yoshioka for being so kind as to provide me with the list of scientific names.)

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