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American lobster
Homarus americanus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
Highly adaptable to new environments and food sources. Highly reproductive.
Asian rapa whelk
Rapana venosa
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
Serious implications for marine bivalve survival.
Carpet sea squirt
Didemnum vexilum
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
colonies overgrowing and swamping other species and covering fish spawning grounds, aquaculture cages etc.
Oyster drill
Ceratostoma inornatum and Urosalpinx cinerea
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
Serious impacts on oyster populations.
Red king crab
Paralithodes camtschaticus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
Competition with native species.
Striped eel catfish
Plotosus lineatus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
Outcompetes and predates on native species
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland