Species recorded in Ireland

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American skunk cabbage

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Chinese mitten crab

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Coypu

Curly waterweed
Curly waterweed

Floating pennywort
Floating pennywort

Water primrose
Water primrose

Grey squirrel
Grey squirrel

Muntjac deer
Muntjac deer

Parrot's feather
Parrot’s feather

Freshwater terrapins
Terrapins/Sliders

Ruddy duck
Ruddy duck

Siberian chipmunk
Siberian chipmunk

Giant hogweed

Himalayan balsam

Nuttall’s waterweed

Giant Chilean rhubarb

Species not recorded in Ireland

Animals

 

Amur sleeper

Asian hornet

 

Asian mongoose

Egyptian goose

Fox squirrel

Indian house crow

Muskrat

North american bullfrog

Pallas’s squirrel

Raccoon dog

Sacred ibis

South American coati

Stone moroko

 Marbled crayfish

Red swamp crayfish

Signal crayfish
Spiny-cheek crayfish

Virile crayfish

 

 

Plants​

Alligator weed

Asiatic tearthumb

Broadleaf watermilfoil

Common milkweed

Crimson fountaingrass

 Eastern Baccharis

Green cabomba

Japanese stiltgrass

 

Kudzu vine

 

Persian hogweed

 

Sosnowski’s hogweed

 

Water hyacinth

 

Whitetop weed

 

Click here to download the full list of 49 IAS of Union concern.

View the European Commission’s Invasive Alien Species of Union concern brochure: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/pdf/IAS_brochure_species.pdf

If you spot any errors or have information that can add to the species profiles please let us know. E-mail: coflynn@biodiversityireland.ie