Cumulative number of marine, coastal and estuarine non-indigenous species in Europe, of which 869 are invertebrate animals, followed by 326 plants and 181 vertebrate animals
The number of invasive species may be influenced by increased scientific interest over the past decades, which has lead to a corresponding increase of recordings.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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