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Round Goby

Round GobyScientific name: Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1814)

Common name: Round goby

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Native To: Eurasia (Fuller et al. 2013)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in 1990 (Fuller et al. 2013)

Images: Invasive.org and Google

Video: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant - What Will Round Gobies Do to Great Lakes Streams? (or click Play button below)

Means of Introduction: Ballast water (Fuller et al. 2013)

Impact: Competes with and preys on native species (Fuller et al. 2013)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Management Plans: Aquatic Species

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Round Goby - Harmful Aquatic Hitchhikers
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.
Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Round Goby - Harmful Non-Native Species: Issues for Congress VII, Apr 8, 1999
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Introduction/History; Impacts; Legal Aspects; Special Note: Links to information written for Congress on Non-Native Species.

Neogobius melanostomus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Neogobius melanostomus Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Round Goby - Neogobius melanostomus - Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program (PDF | 766 KB)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

Neogobius melanostomus - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Special Note: Distribution maps and collection information (State and County)

Round Goby: An Exotic Fish in the Great Lakes (PDF | 1.28 MB)
DOI. Great Lakes Science Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls; Research

Round Goby
DOI. Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Research; Special Notes: Contacts

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State Government

The Round Goby: An Example of the "Perfect" Invader?
Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Illinois Natural History Survey.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts

Aquatic Invasive Species: Round Goby (PDF | 126 KB)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Round Goby Fact Sheet (PDF | 56 KB)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion

Round Goby (PDF | 92 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Legal Aspects

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University/Academic

Neogobius melanostomus
University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat

Round Goby
Minnesota Sea Grant.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Impacts

Round Goby - Introduced Species Summary Project
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Controls

Round Goby - New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse
New York Sea Grant; Cornell University; NOAA; State University of New York.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Controls; Research

Round Gobies Invade North America - Fact Sheet 065 (PDF | 107 KB)
Ohio State University Sea Grant.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Round Goby (PDF | 231 KB)
Pennsylvania Sea Grant.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Distribution

Round Goby - Fish of the Great Lakes
Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Legal Aspects

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International

Neogobius melanostomus - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Neogobius melanostomus - Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (Dec 2006; PDF | 153 KB)
European Commission. Sixth Framework Programme.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Round Goby - Species Summary
FishBase.org.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Neogobius melanostomus - Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet (PDF | 409 KB)
North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Round Goby
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (Canada).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Legal Aspects

Neogobius melanostomus (fish) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Goby in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes Information Network.
Photographs; Impacts; Legal Aspects; Special Note: Links to sites on exotic species

Invading Gobies Conquer Great Lakes (Jul 31, 1999)
Science News Online.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Research

Citations

Fuller, P., A. Benson, E. Maynard, M. Neilson, J. Larson, and A. Fusaro. 2013. Neogobius melanostomus. USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL.

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