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

Érismature rousse

Schwarzkopf-Ruderente PRA
Pycnonotus cafer Red-vented bulbul Roodbuikbuulbuul Bulbul à ventre rouge Rotsteißbülbül PRA
Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred ibis Heilige ibis Ibis sacré Heiliger Ibis PRA
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
 
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Lampropeltis getula Common kingsnake Koningsslang Serpent roi de Californie Ketten-Königsnatter PRA
Lithobates catesbeianus American bullfrog Amerikaanse stierkikker/brulkikker Grenouille taureau Amerikanischer Ochsenfrosch PRA
Trachemys scripta Red-eared, yellow-bellied and Cumberland sliders Lettersierschildpad Tortue de Floride Buchstaben-Schmuckschildkröte PRA
Xenopus laevis * African clawed frog * Afrikaanse Klauwkikker * Xénope lisse * Glatte Krallenfrosch * PRA
FISH  
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Ameiurus melas Black bullhead Zwarte dwergmeerval Poisson-chat commun Schwarzer Zwergwels PRA
Channa argus Northern snakehead Noordelijke slangekopvis Poisson à tête de serpent Argus-Schlangenkopffisch PRA
Fundulus heteroclitus * Mummichog * Fundulus heteroclitus * Choquemort * Fundulus heteroclitus * PRA
Gambusia affinis Western mosquitofish Westelijk muskietenvisje Gambusie de l’Ouest Westlicher Moskitofisch PRA
Gambusia holbrookii Eastern mosquitofish Oostelijk muskietenvisje Gambusie de l’Est Östliche Moskitofisch PRA
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed Zonnebaars Perche soleil Gemeiner sonnenbarsch PRA
Morone americana White perch Amerikaanse Baars Bar blanc d’Amérique / PRA
Perccottus glenii Amur sleeper Amoergrondel Goujon de l'amour Chinesische/Shlafergrundel PRA
Plotosus lineatus Striped eel catfish Gestreepte koraalmeerval Poisson-chat-rayé Gestreifter korallenwels PRA
Pseudorasbora parva Topmouth gudgeon Blauwbandgrondel Goujon Asiatique Blaubandbärbling PRA
INVERTEBRATES  
LATIN NAME ENGLISH  DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Arthurdendyus triangulatus New Zealand flatworm Nieuw-Zeelandse platworm Ver plat de Nouvelle-Zélande Neuseeland-Plattwurm PRA
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mittencrab Chinese wolhandkrab Crabe chinois Wollhandkrabbe PRA
Faxonius rusticus Rusty crayfish Roestbruine Amerikaanse Rivierkreeft Écrevisse à taches rouges / PRA
Limnoperna fortunei Golden mussel Gouden mossel Moule pygmée / PRA
Orconectes limosus Spiny-cheek crayfish Gevlekte rivierkreeft Écrevisse américaine Kamberkrebs PRA
Orconectes virilis Virile crayfish Geknobbelde Amerikaanse rivierkreeft Écrevisse à pinces bleues Viril-Flusskrebs PRA
Pacifastacus leniusculus Signal crayfish Californische rivierkreeft Écrevisse signal Signalkrebs PRA
Procambarus clarkii Red swamp crayfish Rode Amerikaanse rivierkreeft Écrevisse de Louisiane Roter Amerikanischer Sumpfkrebs PRA
Procambarus fallax f. virginalis Marbled crayfish Marmerkreeft Écrevisse marbrée Marmorkrebs PRA
Solenopsis geminata Tropical fire ant Tropische vuurmier Fourmi de feu tropicale Tropische Feuerameise PRA
Solenopsis invicta Red imported fire ant Rode vuurmier Grande fourmi de feu Rote Feuerameise PRA
Solenopsis richteri Black imported fire ant Zwarte vuurmier Fourmi de feu noire Schwarze feuerameise PRA
Vespa velutina nigrithorax Asian hornet Aziatische hoornaar Frelon asiatique Asiatische Hornisse PRA
Wasmannia auropunctata Electric ant/Little fire ant Dwergvuurmier Petite fourmi de feu Kleine Feuerameise PRA

Xenopus laevis and Fundulus heteroclitus will be added to the Union List after a two years transition period on August 2nd 2024