List name
WFD UKTAG 2015 Aquatic Alien Species for Ireland
Owner
s.ratcliffe@nbn.org.uk
List type
Species characters list
Description
Provisional Species list included in the 2015 UKTAG Classification of Alien Species working paper for invasive species relating to Ireland (Ecoregion 17). The United Kingdom Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) was established to provide coordinated advice on technical aspects of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the UK. Part of the role of the UKTAG is to help assess the risk of water bodies failing to achieve the WFD's environmental objectives. The UKTAG consider that non-native species are one of the significant pressures that could result in a water body failing to meet environmental objectives (such as failing to achieve good ecological status). The UK TAG Alien Species Group (ASG) is a technical sub-group that provides scientific advice to the Water Framework Directive UK Technical Advisory Group. The ASG uses scientific evidence to decide how an invasive non-native species should be categorised in relation to the potential level of adverse impact and risk it poses to the water environment; economic considerations or other issues are not taken into account at this stage. Species are assessed to be of high, low, or unknown impact and this listing is then incorporated into guidance for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
Date submitted
2019-03-08
Date updated
2019-03-15
Is private
No
Included in species pages
Yes
Authoritative
No
Invasive
No
Threatened
No
Part of the sensitive data service
No
Region
Northern Ireland
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr1989
thumbnail species image
Lagarosiphon major
Lagarosiphon major (Ridl.) Moss ex V.A. Wager
Curly Waterweed
 
thumbnail species image
Elodea nuttallii
Elodea nuttallii (Planch.) H. St. John
Nuttall's Waterweed
 
thumbnail species image
Myriophyllum aquaticum
Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc.
Parrot's-feather
 
thumbnail species image
Crassula helmsii
Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne
New Zealand Pigmyweed
 
thumbnail species image
Azolla filiculoides
Azolla filiculoides Lam.
Water Fern
 
thumbnail species image
Nymphoides peltata
Nymphoides peltata Kuntze
Fringed Water-lily
 
thumbnail species image
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides L. f.
Floating Pennywort
 
thumbnail species image
Egeria densa
Egeria densa Planch.
Large-flowered Waterweed
 
thumbnail species image
Ludwigia grandiflora
Ludwigia grandiflora (Michx.) Greuter & Burdet
Water Primrose
 
thumbnail species image
Heracleum mantegazzianum
Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier
Giant Hogweed
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched)
Lagarosiphon major Lagarosiphon major (Ridl.) Moss ex V.A. Wager Curly Waterweed
Elodea nuttallii Elodea nuttallii (Planch.) H. St. John Nuttall's Waterweed
Myriophyllum aquaticum Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. Parrot's-feather
Crassula helmsii Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne New Zealand Pigmyweed
Azolla filiculoides Azolla filiculoides Lam. Water Fern
Nymphoides peltata Nymphoides peltata Kuntze Fringed Water-lily
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Hydrocotyle ranunculoides L. f. Floating Pennywort
Egeria densa Egeria densa Planch. Large-flowered Waterweed
Ludwigia grandiflora Ludwigia grandiflora (Michx.) Greuter & Burdet Water Primrose
Heracleum mantegazzianum Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier Giant Hogweed
Items per page: