List name
WFD UKTAG 2015 Alien Species Alarm list
Owner
s.ratcliffe@nbn.org.uk
List type
Species characters list
Description
The alarm list has been compiled by the UKTAG Alien Species Group using data from a range of sources and suggestions from external reviewers. Its aim is to encourage reporting of any species listed to the relevant authorities and thus provide an opportunity for appropriate action to be taken. The species listed are those thought to pose a risk to surface waters and their ecological status under the EC Water Framework Directive, but whose presence has not yet been recorded in Great Britain. The lists will be kept under continual review and amended as necessary. 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
UK
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr1990
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Typha lugdunensis
Typha lugdunensis P. Chabert
 
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Mnemiopsis leidyi
Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865
 
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Neogobius fluviatilis
Neogobius fluviatilis (Pallas, 1814)
 
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Peltandra virginica
Peltandra virginica
 
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Megabalanus coccopoma
Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854)
 
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Typha martini
Typha martini H.Lév. & Vaniot.
 
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Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Lam.
 
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Ocinebrellus inornatus
Ocinebrellus inornatus (Récluz, 1851)
 
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Typha laxmannii
Typha laxmannii Lepech.
 
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Schizoporella errata
Schizoporella errata (Waters, 1878)
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched) region
Typha gracilis Typha lugdunensis P. Chabert
England, Scotland, Wales
Mnemiopsis leidyi Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865
England, Scotland, Wales
Neogobius fluviatilis Neogobius fluviatilis (Pallas, 1814)
England, Scotland, Wales
Peltandra virginica
(unmatched - try Google, Occurrences)
Reserve list
Megabalanus coccopoma Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854)
England, Scotland, Wales
Typha martini Typha martini H.Lév. & Vaniot.
England, Scotland, Wales
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Lam.
England, Scotland, Wales
Ocenebra inornata Ocinebrellus inornatus (Récluz, 1851)
England, Scotland, Wales
Typha laxmannii Typha laxmannii Lepech.
England, Scotland, Wales
Schizoporella errata Schizoporella errata (Waters, 1878)
England, Scotland, Wales
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