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The threats posed by the pet trade in alien terrestrial invertebrates in South Africa
The pet trade has been a major pathway for the introduction of vertebrate invaders, but little is known about its role in invertebrate invasions. Here we assess the trade in terrestrial invertebrates (excluding spiders) ...
Tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in the pet trade in South Africa
Many alien species have been introduced around the world as part of the pet trade, and some have escaped captivity and become invasive. In South Africa, many species of tarantula (Theraphosidae) are kept as pets. It is not ...