List of European Protected Species – Animals and Plants

Common name

 

Scientific name

 

Animals

 

Horseshoe Bats

Rhinolophidae

Other Bat Species

Vespertilionidae

Dolphins, porpoises and whales (all species)

Cetacea

Dormouse

Muscardinus avellanarius

Fisher’s Estuarine Moth*

Gortyna borelii lunata

Great Crested (or Warty) Newt

Triturus cristatus

Large Blue Butterfly

Maculinea arion

Lesser Whirlpool Ram’s-horn Snail*

Anisus vorticulus

Marine Turtles

Caretta caretta

Chelonia mydas

Lepidochelys kempii

Eretmochelys imbricata

Dermochelys coriacea

Natterjack Toad

Bufo calamita

Otter

Lutra lutra

Pool Frog*

Rana lessonae

Sand Lizard

Lacerta agilis

Smooth Snake

Coronella austriaca

Sturgeon

Acipenser sturio

Wild Cat

Felis silvestris

 

 

Plants

 

Creeping Marshwort

Apium repens

Early Gentian

Gentianella anglica

Fen Orchid

Liparis loeselii

Floating-leaved water Plantain

Luronium natans

Lilarney Fern

Trichomanes speciosum

Lady’s Slipper

Cypripedium calceolus

Slender Naiad

Najas flexilis

Shore Dock

Rumex rupestris

Yellow Marsh Saxifrage

Saxifraga hirculus

* These species were added to Schedule 2 (European protected species of animals) of the Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Regulations 1994 in 2008.