By clicking on the Dutch or French species name in the animal list below, you can find additional information on the species of Union concern, tailored to the situation in Belgium. It describes their present distribution in Belgium, their pathways of introduction and spread, how they threaten our environment, and how to identify them. It is not allowed to import, transport, commercialise, breed, use, exchange or release these species into nature. Moreover, these species should not be kept as pets, unless in the case the individual was acquired up untill one year after the inclusion on the Union list. 


ANIMALS


VERTEBRATES
MAMMALS
LATIN NAME ENGLISH DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN
Callosciurus erythraeus Pallas' squirrel Roodbuikeekhoorn Écureuil de Pallas  Pallas-Schönhörnchen
Herpestes javanicus Small Asian mongoose Indische mangoeste Mangouste  Kleiner Mungo
Muntiacus reevesi Muntjac deer Chinese muntjak Muntjac de Chine  Chinesischer Muntjak
Myocastor coypus Coypu Beverrat Ragondin Nutria 
Nasua nasua Coati Rode neusbeer Coati roux  Roter Nasenbär
Nyctereutes procyonoides Racoon dog Wasbeerhond Chien viverrin  Marderhund
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat Muskusrat Rat musqué  Bisam
Procyon lotor Raccoon Wasbeer Raton laveur  Waschbär
Sciurus carolinensis Grey squirrel Grijze eekhoorn Écureuil gris  Grauhörnchen
Sciurus niger Fox squirrel Amerikaanse voseekhoorn Écureuil fauve  Fuchshörnchen
Tamias sibiricus Siberian chipmunk Siberische grondeekhoorn Tamia de Sibérie  Sibirisches Streifenhörnchen
BIRDS
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN
Acridotheres tristis Common myna Treurmania Martin triste Hirtenmaina
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian goose Nijlgans Ouette d'Égypte  Nilgans
Corvus splendens Indian house crow Huiskraai Corbeau familier  Glanzkrähe
Oxyura jamaicensis  Ruddy duck Rosse stekelstaart

Érismature rousse

 Schwarzkopf-Ruderente
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred ibis Heilige ibis Ibis sacré  Heiliger Ibis
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN
Lithobates catesbeianus American bullfrog Amerikaanse stierkikker/brulkikker Grenouille taureau  Amerikanischer Ochsenfrosch
Trachemys scripta Red-eared, yellow-bellied and Cumberland sliders Lettersierschildpad Tortue de Floride  Buchstaben-Schmuckschildkröte
FISH
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed Zonnebaars Perche soleil Gemeiner sonnenbarsch
Perccottus glenii Amur sleeper Amoergrondel Goujon de l'amour Chinesische/Shlafergrundel
Pseudorasbora parva Topmouth gudgeon Blauwbandgrondel Goujon Asiatique Blaubandbärbling
Plotosus lineatus Striped eel catfish Gestreepte koraalmeerval Poisson-chat-rayé Gestreifter korallenwels
INVERTEBRATES
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN
Arthurdendyus triangulatus New Zealand flatworm Nieuw-Zeelandse platworm Ver plat de Nouvelle-Zélande Neuseeland-Plattwurm
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mittencrab Chinese wolhandkrab Crabe chinois  Wollhandkrabbe
Orconectes limosus Spiny-cheek crayfish Gevlekte rivierkreeft Écrevisse américaine  Kamberkrebs
Orconectes virilis Virile crayfish Geknobbelde Amerikaanse rivierkreeft Écrevisse à pinces bleues  Viril-Flusskrebs
Pacifastacus leniusculus Signal crayfish Rode Amerikaanse rivierkreeft Écrevisse signal  Signalkrebs
Procambarus clarkii Red swamp crayfish Rode rivierkreeft Écrevisse de Louisiane  Roter Amerikanischer Sumpfkrebs
Procambarus fallax f. virginalis Marbled crayfish Marmerkreeft Écrevisse marbrée  Marmorkrebs
Vespa velutina nigrithorax Asian hornet Aziatische hoornaar Frelon asiatique  Asiatische Hornisse