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The following species have been listed on an invasive species list in North America. For more information on each species, including the listing sources, images, and publication links, click on the species.

60 Records

Subject Name Scientific Name Family Order
grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes, 1844) Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
alewife Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811) Clupeidae Clupeiformes
Asian swamp eel Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) Synbranchidae Synbranchiformes
Eurasian ruffe Gymnocephalus cernua (Linnaeus, 1758) Percidae Perciformes
lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) Scorpaenidae Scorpaeniformes
flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1819) Ictaluridae Siluriformes
northern snakehead Channa argus (Cantor, 1842) Channidae Perciformes
round goby Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) Gobiidae Perciformes
goldfish Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
common carp Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758 Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844) Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) Salmonidae Salmoniformes
Mozambique tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852) Cichlidae Perciformes
brown trout Salmo trutta Linnaeus, 1758 Salmonidae Salmoniformes
African jewelfish Hemichromis letourneuxi Sauvage, 1880 Cichlidae Perciformes
brown hoplo Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock, 1828) Callichthyidae Siluriformes
banded cichlid Heros severus Heckel, 1840 Cichlidae Perciformes
black acara Cichlasoma bimaculatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Cichlidae Perciformes
blue tilapia Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864) Cichlidae Perciformes
bullseye snakehead Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822) Channidae Perciformes
butterfly peacock bass Cichla ocellaris Bloch and Schneider, 1801 Cichlidae Perciformes
clown knifefish Chitala ornata (Gray, 1831) Notopteridae Osteoglossiformes
Mayan cichlid Cichlasoma urophthalma (Günther, 1862) Cichlidae Perciformes
Midas cichlid Amphilophus citrinellus (Günther, 1864) Cichlidae Perciformes
oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842) Cobitidae Cypriniformes
Orinoco sailfin catfish Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Hancock, 1828) Loricariidae Siluriformes
oscar Astronotus ocellatus (Agassiz in Spix and Agassiz, 1831) Cichlidae Perciformes
peacock eel Macrognathus siamensis (Günther, 1861) Mastacembelidae Synbranchiformes
pike killifish Belonesox belizanus (Kner, 1860) Poeciliidae Cyprinodontiformes
redstriped eartheater Geophagus surinamensis (Bloch, 1791) Cichlidae Perciformes
spotted tilapia Tilapia mariae (Boulenger, 1899) Cichlidae Perciformes
vermiculated sailfin catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Weber, 1991) Loricariidae Siluriformes
walking catfish Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) Clariidae Siluriformes
bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis J. Richardson, 1845 Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
red-bellied pacu Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1817) Characidae Characiformes
Sohal surgeonfish Acanthurus sohal (Forsskål, 1775) Acanthuridae Perciformes
redstriped butterflyfish Chaetodon lunula (Lacepède, 1802) Chaetodontidae Perciformes
jaguar guapote Parachromis managuensis (Günther, 1867) Cichlidae Perciformes
panther grouper Chromileptes altivelis (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) Serranidae Perciformes
Orangespine unicornfish Naso lituratus (Forster in Bloch and Schneider, 1801) Acanthuridae Perciformes
arawana Osteoglossum bicirrhosum (Cuvier, 1829) Osteoglossidae Osteoglossiformes
orbiculate batfish Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775) Ephippidae Perciformes
white bass Morone chrysops (Rafinesque, 1820) Moronidae Perciformes
black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus J. Richardson, 1846 Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) Cichlidae Perciformes
blueback herring Alosa aestivalis (Mitchill, 1814) Clupeidae Clupeiformes
blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus (Lesueur, 1840) Ictaluridae Siluriformes
green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque 1819 Centrarchidae Perciformes
white perch Morone americana (Gmelin 1789) Moronidae Perciformes
spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus (Rafinesque, 1819) Centrarchidae Perciformes
brook stickleback Culaea inconstans (Kirtland, 1840) Gasterosteidae Gasterosteiformes
western mosquitofish Gambusia affinis S.F. Baird & Girard, 1853 Poeciliidae Cyprinodontiformes
Red Sea bannerfish Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893 Chaetodontidae Perciformes
Jack Dempsey Cichlasoma octofasciata (Regan, 1903) Cichlidae Perciformes
rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Linnaeus, 1758) Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
northern studfish Fundulus catenatus (Storer, 1846) Fundulidae Cyprinodontiformes
zander Sander lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758) Percidae Perciformes
tench Tinca tinca (Linnaeus, 1758) Cyprinidae Cypriniformes
rainbow smelt Osmerus mordax (Mitchill, 1814) Osmeridae Osmeriformes
fourspine stickleback Apeltes quadracus (Mitchill, 1815) Gasterosteidae Gasterosteiformes


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