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Round Goby

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Round Goby, adult
Round goby, adult - Photo by Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences Archives, University of Michigan
Scientific Name: 
Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1814) (ITIS)
Common Name: 
Round goby
Native To: 
Eurasia (NAS Database)
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
First discovered in 1990 (NAS Database)
Means of Introduction: 
Ballast water (NAS Database)
Impact: 
Competes with and preys on native species (NAS Database)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides detailed collection information as well as animated map.

Images

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Videos

Google. YouTube; University of Wisconsin Sea Grant.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Round Goby.

Council or Task Force

Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).

See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Partnership
European Network on Invasive Alien Species.
See also: NOBANIS Fact Sheets for invasive alien species of the European region, covering both animals and plants, as well as microorganisms
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.
Federal Government
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).
State and Local Government
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
See also: Fighting Invasive Species: Invasive Fish for more fact sheets
Academic
University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology.
Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania Sea Grant.
See also: Aquatic Invasive Species: Resources for additional species information
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant.

University of Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant.

Professional

Invasive Species Centre (Ontario).

Citations