Potential Species

The species listed below are designated the high risk species which have not yet been recorded in Ireland or Northern Ireland. This list has been developed following the assessment carried out by Invasive Species Ireland.

The following species are currently been migrated to the recorded species after records in the wild:

Undaria pinnatifida: Japanese kelp

The status of the following species is currently unclear following records in the wild but with insufficient data to determine population at this time.:

Mesotriton alpestris: Alpine Newt

Procyon lotor: Raccoon

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Species Common Name Kingdom Environment
Alexandrium catenella A toxin-producing dinoflagellate species Protozoa Marine
Alytes obstetricans Midwife Toad Common Midwife Toad Animalia Freshwater
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Chytridiomycosis Fungi Freshwater
Callinectes sapidus Blue Crab Bluepoint Animalia Marine
Cameraria ohridella Horse chestnut leaf miner Animalia Terrestrial
Cercopagis pengoi Fishhook Waterflea Animalia Freshwater
Diabrotica virgifera Western corn rootworm Animalia Terrestrial
Dikerogammarus villosus Killer Shrimp Animala Freshwater
Gyrodactylus salaris Salmon fluke Animalia Freshwater
Ludwigia grandiflora Water primrose Plantae Freshwater
Ludwigia peploides water primrose Plantae Freshwater
Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth Animalia Terrestrial
Mesotriton alpestris Alpine Newt Animalia Semiaquatic
Myiopsitta monachus Monk Parakeet Animalia Terrestrial
Myocastor coypus Coypu Nutria Animalia Semiaquatic
Nyctereutes procyonoides Raccoon dog Animalia Terrestrial
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat Animalia Semiaquatic
Orconectes limosus Spinycheek Crayfish Animalia Freshwater
Pacifastacus leniusculus Signal Crayfish Animala Freshwater
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow Animalia Freshwater
Procambarus clarkii Red Swamp Crayfish Red Swamp Crawfish Louisiana Crawfish Mudbug Animalia Freshwater
Procambarus marmorkrebs Marbled crayfish Animalia Freshwater
Procyon lotor Raccoon Common raccoon Northern raccoon Coon Animalia Terrestrial
Pseudorasbora parva Topmouth Gudgeon Stone moroko Animalia Freshwater
Sander lucioperca Zander Pikeperch Animalia Freshwater
Thaumetopoea processionea Oak Processionary Moth Animalia Terrestrial
Undaria pinnatifida Japanese kelp Chromista Marine

The species listed below are designated the high risk species which have not yet been recorded in Ireland or Northern Ireland. This list has been developed following the assessment carried out by Invasive Species Ireland.

The following species are currently been migrated to the recorded species after records in the wild:

Undaria pinnatifida: Japanese kelp

The status of the following species is currently unclear following records in the wild but with insufficient data to determine population at this time.:

Mesotriton alpestris: Alpine Newt

Procyon lotor: Raccoon