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neobiota.lu informs about invasive alien species (IAS) in Luxembourg. The site presents information related to the importance and distribution of IAS in Luxembourg and bibliography directly related to Luxembourg. Reporting and early detection are facilitated with species-specific links to the data portal of the National Museum of Natural History. General and specific information about the Luxembourg institutional framework and activities & documents related to IAS are presented on the info page. General information about the species can easily be found elsewhere on the web.

Neobiota are introduced plants, animals, fungi or bacteria. While most neobiota have no negative impacts, some of them adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically. The European Union defines these Invasive Alien Species (IAS) as those that are, firstly, outside their natural distribution area, and secondly, threaten biological diversity.




Plantae Animalia Fungi
Giant hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum Somm. et Lev.
Red-eared slider
Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
Octopus Stinkhorn
Clathrus archeri (Berk.) Dring
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