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ID sheets

Last edited: Mar 31, 2022, 5:10 PM

A series of ID sheets have been developed to help with identification of non-native species. These can be freely downloaded, printed, used for stakeholder engagement, and linked to from external websites. We hold printed copies of some of the ID sheets, contact us if you would like copies of these.

List of ID sheets 

Common name Scientific name Document type Type Status
African clawed toad Xenopus laevis PDF ID sheet Open
Alpine newt Mesotriton alpestris PDF ID sheet Open
American lobster Homarus americanus PDF ID sheet Open
American mink Mustela vison PDF ID sheet Open
American-skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus PDF ID sheet Open
Asian hornet Vespa velutina PDF ID sheet Open
Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus spp PDF ID sheet Open
Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus PDF ID sheet Open
Australian flatworm Australoplana sanguinea PDF ID sheet Open
Australian swamp stonecrop Crassula helmsii PDF ID sheet Open
Bar-headed goose Anser indicus PDF ID sheet Open
Black swan Cygnus atratus PDF ID sheet Open
Brazilian Giant Rhubarb Gunnera manicata PDF ID sheet Open
Brush clawed crab Hemigrapsus takanoi PDF ID sheet Open
Bull frog Lithobates catesbeianus PDF ID sheet Open
Canada goose Branta canadensis PDF ID sheet Open
Canadian goldenrod Solidago canadensis PDF ID sheet Open
Canadian waterweed Elodea canadensis PDF ID sheet Open
Carolina watershield Cabomba caroliniana PDF ID sheet Open
Carpet sea squirt Didemnum vexillum PDF ID sheet Open
Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis PDF ID sheet Open
Chinese water deer Hydropotes inermis PDF ID sheet Open
Coatmundi Nasua nasua PDF ID sheet Open
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster sp PDF ID sheet Open
Curly waterweed Lagarosiphon major PDF ID sheet Open
Edible dormouse Glis glis PDF ID sheet Open
Egyptian goose Alopochen aegyptiacus PDF ID sheet Open
Emperor goose Chen canagica PDF ID sheet Open
Eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo PDF ID sheet Open
Evergreen oak Quercus ilex PDF ID sheet Open
False acacia Robinia pseudoacacia PDF ID sheet Open
Few-flowered garlic Allium paradoxum PDF ID sheet Open
Floating pennywort Hydrocotyle ranunculoides PDF ID sheet Open
Giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum PDF ID sheet Open
Giant rhubarb Gunnera tinctoria PDF ID sheet Open
Giant salvinia Salvinia molesta PDF ID sheet Open
Himalayan balsam Impatiens glandulifera PDF ID sheet Open
Hottentot fig Carpobrotus edulis PDF ID sheet Open
Indian house crow Corvus splendens PDF ID sheet Open
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica PDF ID sheet Open
Japanese rose Rosa rugosa PDF ID sheet Open
Killer shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus PDF ID sheet Open
Kontikia flatworm Kontikia andersoni PDF ID sheet Open
Kontikia floatworm Kontikia ventrolineata PDF ID sheet Open
Leathery sea squirt Styela clava PDF ID sheet Open
Marsh frog Pelophylax ridibundus PDF ID sheet Open
Midwife toad Alytes obstetricans PDF ID sheet Open
Monk parakeet Myiopsitta monachus PDF ID sheet Open
Montbretia Crocosmia crocosmiiflora PDF ID sheet Open
Muntjac deer Muntiacus reevsi PDF ID sheet Open
New Zealand flatworm Arthurdendyus triangulatus PDF ID sheet Open
Nuttall’s waterweed Elodea nuttallii PDF ID sheet Open
Orange sheath tunicate Botrylloides violaceus PDF ID sheet Open
Parrots feather Myriophyllum aquaticum PDF ID sheet Open
Red-eared terrapin Trachemys scripta elegans PDF ID sheet Open
Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum PDF ID sheet Open
Rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri PDF ID sheet Open
Ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis PDF ID sheet Open
Russian vine Fallopia baldschuanica PDF ID sheet Open
Sacred ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus PDF ID sheet Open
Siberian chipmunk Tamias sibiricus PDF ID sheet Open
Signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus PDF ID sheet Open
Sika deer Cervus nippon PDF ID sheet Open
Slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata PDF ID sheet Open
Three cornered garlic Allium triquetrum PDF ID sheet Open
Turkey oak Quercus cerris PDF ID sheet Open
Wakame Undaria pinnatifida PDF ID sheet Open
Water fern Azolla filiculoides PDF ID sheet Open
Water lettuce Pistia stratiotes PDF ID sheet Open
Water primrose Ludwigia grandiflora PDF ID sheet Open
Water primrose Ludwigia peploides PDF ID sheet Open
Western green lizard Lacerta bilineata PDF ID sheet Open
Wireweed Sargassum muticum PDF ID sheet Open
Wood duck Aix sponsa PDF ID sheet Open
Zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha PDF ID sheet Open

We encourage you to comment on the ID sheets.  Please contact us.

Additional ID resources

The following resources have been developed by other organisations.

General

Booy, OlafWade, MaxRoy, Helen. 2015 Field guide to invasive plants and animals in Britain. London, Bloomsbury Natural History, 304pp. (Helm Field Guides).

Terrestrial

Freshwater 

Marine