Raccoon Dog
Nyctereutes procyonoides
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Highly adaptable to new habitats. Voracious predator. Disease and parasite vector
Red king crab
Paralithodes camtschaticus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Marine
Threats:
Competition with native species.
Red swamp crayfish
Procambarus clarkii
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Freshwater
Threats:
Outcompetes the native European crayfish. Degrades riverbanks through burrowing
Ruffe
Gymnocephalus cernuus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Freshwater
Threats:
Negative impacts on native fish communities.
Sacred ibis
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
It outcompetes and predates on native water birds
Salvinia moss
Salvinia molesta
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Freshwater
Threats:
Grows rapidly. Spreads vegetatively. May smother out other plants.
Senegal tea plant
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Freshwater
Threats:
Fast growing. Pioneer species. Highly adaptable to new environments.
Small Asian mongoose
Herpestes javanicus
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
It is an oppertunisitic feeder, and will impact on native mammals, amphibians, birds and reptiles
Sosnowsky’s hogweed
Heracleum sosnowskyi
Status:
Potential
Habitat:
Terrestrial
Threats:
Once established, the species is almost impossible to eradicate
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland