Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Oopterus soledadinus (Guerin-Méneville, 1832)
Organism type: insect
Oopterus soledadinus is found in the cold temperate regions of the southern hemisphere. Introduced to the island of South Georgia and the Kerguelen Islands, the expansion of this polyphagous predator poses a major threat to the indigenous arthropods of these islands.
Known introduced range: The distribution of Oopterus soledadinus is limited to cold temperate regions of the southern hemisphere (Johns, 1974). The species is found in Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, where it is very common (Darlington, 1970) and it has been introduced in the island of South Georgia and the Kerguelen Islands (Chevrier et al, 1997).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 30 July 2010