Species search tips
You need to type at least three characters to initiate a search.
You can search using
scientific (Latin) species name (e.g. Eugenia uniflora) or common name
(e.g. Brazilian Cherry). If you search on common name it will also display for you
the accepted scientific name.
Once three characters have been entered in the search box, matching species will be listed
underneath. As you continue to type, this list will change accordingly. Note that you do not
need to necessarily enter the first four characters of a species name,
the search will look for what you have typed regardless of where it appears within a species name.
Matches on accepted species name
appear first, followed by matches on common name and finally matches on species synonyms.
The accepted species name is shown in blue text
alongside the common name or synonym.
Use the arrow keys or mouse to scroll down to the species
of interest and press Enter or click to view its species profile.
Glossary terms are highlighted throughout the website.
Look for words and phrases with a dotted underline or [?].
Place the mouse cursor over the term and its definition will appear in a black popup box.
Click on a species name to view its species profile. A new browser tab will be opened for
each species, allowing you to have multiple profiles open simultaneously.
Click on the column headings Species or Family
to sort the species list by species name or family name respectively.
Click on the column headings Current, RCP 8.5 2035 or
RCP 8.5 2065 to sort by National Rating and Climate Change Impact
in descending order for the selected climate.
Using the methods described under the screening tool methodology, naturalised species were
rated as having low, medium or
high potential for population establishment and expansion now
and in the future. The rating is a way of evaluating which species should undergo further
assessment for weed risk potential.
For more information refer to
Climate Change Impact
Invasive species have been grouped into 3 different classes based on the species'
modelled response to climate scenarios under RCP 8.5 in 2065 at the National level:
Class 1 species have both an increase in the area of
suitable habitat and an increase in the average habitat suitability of observations.
Class 2 species have an increase in either the area of suitable
habitat or the overall habitat suitability.
Class 3 species are projected to have a decrease in both the
area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability.
For more information refer to Screening Tools.