Fauna of Ireland
The fauna of Ireland comprises all the animal species inhabiting Ireland and its surrounding waters.
Only 26 land mammal species are native to Ireland, because it has been isolated from the Euro...
Fauna of Ireland - Wikipedia
Harbor Seal
The harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) is also known as the common seal. They feed on fish, squid and crustaceans.
Japan Kills 200 Pregnant Minke Whales
Flouting an international ruling, Japan resumed minke whaling for ‘scientific purposes’ during breeding season. Japan has killed 333 minke whales—including more than 200 pregnant females—as part of th...
Mesoleptus hibernica
Mesoleptus hibernica is a species of parasitic wasp that was discovered by Dr. Chris Williams, in County Mayo, when he was waiting for marsh flies to hatch in jam jars on his desk. Instead of flies, t...
Harbor Seal
The harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) is also known as the common seal. They feed on fish, squid and crustaceans.
Japan Kills 200 Pregnant Minke Whales
Flouting an international ruling, Japan resumed minke whaling for ‘scientific purposes’ during breeding season. Japan has killed 333 minke whales—including more than 200 pregnant females—as part of th...
Smooth Newt
The smooth newt, also known as the common newt (Lissotriton vulgaris; formerly Triturus vulgaris) is a species of amphibian, the most common newt of the genus Lissotriton. It is found throughout Europ...
Smooth Newt - Wikipedia
Neoraja caerulea
Neoraja caerulea, also known as the blue ray or blue pygmy skate, is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. This small ray reaches a total length of approximately 30 centimetres (12 in) and is ...
Neoraja caerulea - Wikipedia
Wolves in Ireland
Wolves were once an integral part of the Irish countryside and culture. The last wild wolf in Ireland is said to have been killed in 1786, three hundred years after they were believed to have been wip...
Wolves in Ireland - Wikipedia
Minke whale
Minke whale /ˈmɪnki/, or lesser rorqual, is a name given to two species of marine mammal belonging to a clade within the suborder of baleen whales. The minke whale was given its official designation b...
Minke whale - Wikipedia
Common Frog
The common frog (Rana temporaria), also known as the European common frog, European common brown frog, or European grass frog, is a semi-aquatic amphibian of the family Ranidae, found throughout much...
Common Frog - Wikipedia
European Hedgehog
The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus: Linnaeus, 1758), also known as the West European hedgehog or common hedgehog, is a hedgehog species found in western Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula and ...
European Hedgehog - Wikipedia
Bank Vole
The bank vole (Myodes glareolus; formerly Clethrionomys glareolus) is a small vole with red-brown fur and some grey patches, with a tail about half as long as its body. A rodent, it lives in woodland ...
Bank Vole - Wikipedia
Viviparous lizard
The viviparous lizard or common lizard, Zootoca vivipara (formerly Lacerta vivipara), is a Eurasian lizard. It lives farther north than any other reptile species, and most populations are viviparous (...
Viviparous lizard - Wikipedia
List of Odonata species of Ireland
The following is a list of Odonata species recorded in Ireland. Common names are those given in the standard literature; where a different name has been given in The Natural History of Ireland's Drago...
List of Odonata species of Ireland - Wikipedia
Broad sea fan
Eunicella verrucosa, the broad sea fan, pink sea fan or warty gorgonian, is a species of colonial Gorgonian "soft coral" in the Gorgoniidae family. It is native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and ...
Broad sea fan - Wikipedia
Nathusius's Pipistrelle
Nathusius' pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii (Keyserling and Blasius)) is a small bat in the pipistrelle genus. It is very similar to the common pipistrelle and has been overlooked in many areas unti...
Nathusius's Pipistrelle - Wikipedia
Northern pike
The northern pike (Esox lucius), known simply as a pike in Britain, Ireland, most of Canada, and most parts of the USA, (also called jackfish or simply "northern" in the Upper Midwest of the USA and ...
Northern pike - Wikipedia
Mountain Hare
The mountain hare (Lepus timidus), also known as blue hare, tundra hare, variable hare, white hare, snow hare, alpine hare and Irish hare, is a hare that is largely adapted to polar and mountainous ha...
Mountain Hare - Wikipedia
Greater White-toothed Shrew
The greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is a small insectivorous mammal found in Europe and North Africa. It is the most common of the white-toothed shrews. This species is found along the...
Greater White-toothed Shrew - Wikipedia
Dollaghan
Dollaghan are a variety of brown trout (Salmo trutta) native to Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland, and many of its tributaries. They are a potamodromous migratory trout spending much of the year in the lo...