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    Details of this species in Marshall Islands
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: SPREP, 2000
    Arrival Date: Before WWII
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Varanus indicus was released to prey upon the rats. According to local Marshallese, they also preyed on chickens as well as other birdlife (Spennemann, 1997).
    Location Notes:
    The Marshall Islands (Aeon Kein Ad) are comprised of 29 atolls and 5 islands. They are located in the northwest equatorial Pacific, about 3790km west of Hawaii, 2700km north of Fiji and 1500km east of Ponape (Spennemann, 1997).
    Last Modified: 1/08/2006 3:57:59 p.m.


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