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Common name
water buffalo (English), Indian water buffalo (English), Asian swamp buffalo (English)
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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group


Publication date: 2012-05-09

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2022) Species profile: Bubalus bubalis. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1853 on 06-07-2022.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Bubalus bubalis
  • asia
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Red List assessed species 1: LC = 1;
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[1] Trampling
[2] Environmental Ecosystem - Habitat
  • [1] Reduction in native biodiversity
  • [1] Soil or sediment modification: modification of ph, salinity or organic substances
Management information
10 references found for Bubalus bubalis

Management information
Albrecht, Glenn; McMahon, Clive R.; Bowman, David M. J. S.; Bradshaw, Corey J. A., 2009. Convergence of Culture, Ecology, and Ethics: Management of Feral Swamp Buffalo in Northern Australia. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics. 22(4). AUG 2009. 361-378.
Bowman, D. M. J. S.; Riley, J. E.; Boggs, G. S.; Lehmann, C. E. R.; Prior, L. D., 2008. Do feral buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) explain the increase of woody cover in savannas of Kakadu National Park, Australia? Journal of Biogeography. 35(11). NOV 2008. 1976-1988.
Bradshaw, Corey J. A.; McMahon, Clive R.; Miller, Philip S.; Lacy, Robert C.; Watts, Michael J.; Verant, Michelle L.; Pollak, John P.; Fordham, Damien A.; Prowse, Thomas A. A.; Brook, Barry W., 2012. Novel coupling of individual-based epidemiological and demographic models predicts realistic dynamics of tuberculosis in alien buffalo. Journal of Applied Ecology. 49(1). FEB 2012. 268-277.
Commonwealth of Australia 2011. The Feral Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
Summary: Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/publications/pubs/buffalo.pdf [Accessed 16 Januray 2012)
Corbett, Laurie; Hertog, Tony., 2012. Impact of feral Water Buffalo Bubalus bubalis grazing on White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster breeding success in subtropical river habitat in the Northern Territory, Australia. Corella. 36(1). MAR 2012. 24-26.
Jesser, P., Markula, A., Csurhes, S., 2008. Pest animal risk assessment: Water buffalo Bubalus bubalis The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries 2008.
Summary: Available from: http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/documents/Biosecurity_EnvironmentalPests/IPA-Water-Buffalo-Risk-Assessment.pdf [Accessed January 20 2012]
Liddle, David T.; Brook, Barry W.; Matthews, Janet; Taylor, Stephen M.; Caley, Peter., 2006. Threat and response: A decade of decline in a regionally endangered rainforest palm affected by fire and introduced animals. Biological Conservation. 132(3). OCT 2006. 362-375.
McMahon, Clive R.; Brook, Barry W.; Bowman, David M. J. S.; Williamson, Grant J.; Bradshaw, Corey J. A., 2011. Fertility partially drives the relative success of two introduced bovines (Bubalus bubalis and Bos javanicus) in the Australian tropics. Wildlife Research. 38(5). 2011. 386-395.
General information
BirdLife International 2009.Mesophoyx intermedia. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2
Summary: Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106003729/0 [Accessed 16 Januray 2012)
Integrated Taxonomic Information Facility (ITIS), 2012. Bubalus bubalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=552476 [Accessed 27 March 2012]
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Bubalus bubalis
water buffalo , Indian water buffalo, Asian swamp buffalo
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Recommended citation
(2022). Bubalus bubalis. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).