IAS of EU concern

In 2016, following the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species, the European Commission published a first list of 37 IAS of Union concern. In 2017, the list has been updated and comprises 49 species. Linked species are of Luxembourg concern.

Current list of 49 IAS of Union concern
Full scientific name English name Tax. Group EU 1
Alopochen aegyptiaca Linnaeus, 1766 Egyptian goose Aves 2017
Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Alligator weed Plantae 2017
Asclepias syriaca L. Milkweed Plantae 2017
Baccharis halimifolia L. Eastern baccharis Plantae 2016
Cabomba caroliniana Gray Green cabomba Plantae 2016
Callosciurus erythraeus Pallas, 1779 Pallas’s squirrel Mammalia 2016
Corvus splendens Viellot, 1817 Indian house crow Aves 2016
Eichhornia crassipes (Martius) Solms Water hyacinth Plantae 2016
Elodea nuttallii (Planch.) St. John Nuttall’s waterweed Plantae 2017
Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1854 Chinese mitten crab Crustacea 2016
Gunnera tinctoria (Molina) Mirbel Chilean rhubarb Plantae 2017
Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier Persian hogweed Plantae 2017
Heracleum persicum Fischer Sosnowski’s hogweed Plantae 2016
Heracleum sosnowskyi Mandenova Giant hogweed Plantae 2016
Herpestes javanicus É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1818 Small asian mongoose Mammalia 2016
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides L. f. Floating pennywort Plantae 2016
Impatiens glandulifera Royle Himalayan balsam Plantae 2017
Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss Curly waterweed Plantae 2016
Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802 North American bullfrog Amphibia 2016
Ludwigia grandiflora (Michx.) Greuter & Burdet Water primrose Plantae 2016
Ludwigia peploides (Kunth) P.H. Raven Floating primrose Plantae 2016
Lysichiton americanus Hultén and St. John American skunk cabbage Plantae 2016
Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus Japanese stiltgrass Plantae 2017
Muntiacus reevesi Ogilby, 1839 Muntjac deer Mammalia 2016
Myocastor coypus Molina, 1782 Coypu Mammalia 2016
Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. Parrot’s feather Plantae 2016
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Michaux Broadleaf watermilfoil Plantae 2017
Nasua nasua Linnaeus, 1766 South American coati Mammalia 2016
Nyctereutes procyonoides Gray, 1834 Racoon dog Mammalia 2017
Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus, 1766 Muskrat Mammalia 2017
Orconectes limosus Rafinesque, 1817 Spiny-cheek crayfish Crustacea 2016
Orconectes virilis Hagen, 1870 Virile (northern) crayfish Crustacea 2016
Oxyura jamaicensis Gmelin, 1789 Ruddy duck Aves 2016
Pacifastacus leniusculus Dana, 1852 Signal crayfish Crustacea 2016
Parthenium hysterophorus L. Whitetop weed Plantae 2016
Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov. Crimson fountaingrass Plantae 2017
Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877 Amur sleeper Pisces 2016
Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Asiatic tearthumb Plantae 2016
Procambarus clarkii Girard, 1852 Red swamp crayfish Crustacea 2016
Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis Marbled crayfish Crustacea 2016
Procyon lotor Linnaeus, 1758 Racoon Mammalia 2016
Pseudorasbora parva Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 Topmouth gudgeon Pisces 2016
Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. lobata (Willd.) Kudzu vine Plantae 2016
Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 Grey squirrel Mammalia 2016
Sciurus niger Linnaeus, 1758 Bryant’s fox squirrel Mammalia 2016
Tamias sibiricus Laxmann, 1769 Siberian chipmunk Mammalia 2016
Threskiornis aethiopicus Latham, 1790 Sacred Ibis Aves 2016
Trachemys scripta Schoepff, 1792 Red eared slider Reptilia 2016
Vespa velutina nigrithorax de Buysson, 1905 Asian hornet Insecta 2016

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 Last updated on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Notes:

  1. Year in which the species was published in the list of EU concern.