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    Details of this species in Peru
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Not specified
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Borrero et al. 2009
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction: Intentional
    Species Notes for this Location:
    The occurrence of the species in yet another Andean country was confirmed by the finding of live specimens in Ayabaca, Piura Department, northern Peru (VM, voucher in Leiden museum) (Borrero et al. 2009). The animals were purchased from a dealer, who said they originated from Pucallpa, Ucayali Department, in eastern Peru (Borrero et al. 2009).

    Using Maxent software to model the potential distribution of A. fulica Borrero and colleagues (2009) concluded that several areas in western Brazil and southeastern Peru are at risk of establishment by A. fulica. Also French Guiana, Surinam and to some extent Guyana are vulnerable to colonisation and establishment (Borrero et al. 2009).

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    Last Modified: 9/03/2010 4:28:22 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland