Invasive species

There are many studies conducted on the invasive species of Iraq:

1- The invasion of Macrobrachium nipponense (De Haan, 1849)(Caridea: Palaemonidae) into the southern Iraqi marshes

2- First record of the New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray 1843) from Iraq: the start of expansion to Western Asia

3- Ecrobia grimmi in brackish Lake Sawa, Iraq: indirect evidence for long-distance dispersal of hydrobiid gastropods (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea) by birds

4- Assessing the risks of invasions of aquatic invertebrates in the Shatt Al-Arab River

5- Invasive records of Eriocheir hepuensis Dai, 1991 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Grapsoidea: Varunidae): Implications and taxonomic considerations.

6- First record of the North American cryptic invader Ferrissia fragilis (Tryon, 1863) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in the Middle East

7- The barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854), and the mitten crab Eriocheir: one invasive species getting off on another!

8- An expansion of the invasive species Amphibalanus subalbidus (Henry, 1973) in the south of Iraq

9- First record of the invasive non-native Asian date mussel Arcuatula senhousia (Benson 1842)(Mollusca: Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Shatt Al-Basrah Canal, Basrah, Iraq

10- First record of the invasive apple snail Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1822)(Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) in Shatt Al-Arab River, Southern Iraq with some ecological aspects

11- First record of the invasive snail Myosotella myosotis (Draparnaud, 1801) in coast Shatt al-Arab estuary/ Al-Faw District, Basrah-Iraq

12- Exotic freshwater fishes in the Southern Iraq

13- Invasive Alien Species in Al-Dalmaj Protected Area, Iraq: Conservation and
Wildlife Management Approach