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An aggressive introduced species which spreads and dominates its new location, competing with and often replacing native species and proving difficult to remove. Also known as invader . See also introduced species.
A species that has been brought into an area where it does not naturally occur, outside its known historic range , usually by humans, and which is able to survive and reproduce. Also known as alien, exotic species, or non‐native species.
A species that is within its known natural range , and occurs naturally in a given area or habitat, as opposed to an introduced species or invasive species . Also known as endemic species, indigenous species . Contrast non‐native species.
(A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation. Chris Park. Oxford University Press, 2007.)
Īsumā – invazīvā suga ir ievazāta suga, kas sākusi pati izplatīties. Nevar vienlaikus būt invazīva un vietēja suga.