Around 70,000 species of animals, plants, fungi and single-celled organisms are found in the UK.
We are working on bringing all of the standard reference names for all species of flora and fauna in the UK, together in one place.
Are you interested in finding a particular species found in the UK? You can search our inventory using either a scientific name or a common name.
Browse an expandable tree of UK taxa, arranged using scientific classification, from kingdom down to infraspecies.
The UK species inventory contains lists of particular taxonomic groups, compiled by specialists, together with more general lists covering legislation and conservation status. If for example you are interested in finding a list of protected species or UK butterflies why not search our checklists?
Are there terms you do not understand? Why not check out the list of definitions used in the of UK species inventory found in the glossary.
The UK species inventory aims to compile the names of all UK species from a series of comprehensive and authoritative checklists. Discover more about the scope of the inventory project, how to use the database and the terms and conditions of use.