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Round Goby

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Round Goby, adult
Scientific Name:
Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1814) (ITIS)
Common Name:
Round goby
Photo:
Round goby, adult - Photo by Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences Archives, University of Michigan
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

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Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Partnership

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.

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
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

Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

See also: Invasive Species for exotic animal and plant pests invading Indiana, causing economic and visual damage
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 Institute.
Michigan Sea Grant.
University of Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant.

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