Read More on Up-dated distribution maps – February, 2016

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Up-dated distribution maps – February, 2016

Records were added and distribution maps up-dated for 49 species. 1,088 new records were added to the National Invasive Species Database.There are now 40,953 records for 116 species assessed at risk of high or medium impact in the Data Centre’s … Continued

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Up-dated distribution maps – Oct 2014

Records were added and distribution maps up-dated for 33 species. Of particular interest are records received for species that are currently only known from few areas including: a first record for Japanese kelp (Undaria pinnatifida) in the Republic of Ireland, … Continued

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Up-dated distribution maps – Oct 2013

Records were added and distribution maps up-dated for 60 species including  a map being added for Japanese skeleton shrimp (Caprella mutica) This species was first recorded in Ireland on July 16th, 2003 during a routine visit to a salmon farm in … Continued

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Species added- Caprella mutica

Species inserted to the database: Japanese skeleton shrimp (Caprella mutica) Date inserted:October, 2013 Reason for was insertion: Japanese skeleton shrimp was risk assessed by Invasive Species Ireland as being a medium impact invasive species with uncertain risk in Ireland see: http://invasivespeciesireland.com/toolkit/risk-assessment/amber-list-recorded-species/ Additional … Continued

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Species added – Styela clava

Species inserted to the database: Asian sea squirt (Styela clava) Date inserted: June, 2013 Reason for was insertion: Asian sea squirt was risk assessed by Invasive Species Ireland as being a high impact invasive species  in Ireland. View a summary … Continued