UK species

A water vole nibbles on a blackberry

A water vole © Ian Schofield/Shutterstock

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.

Over 70,000 species of animals, plants, fungi and single-celled organisms are found in the UK.

Search for a UK species

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 by scientific name

Browse an expandable tree of UK taxa, arranged using scientific classification, from kingdom down to infraspecies.

Any questions ?

Please contact Christopher Raper

UK Species inventory project
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000