Bigger Is Better: Characteristics of Round Gobies Forming an Invasion Front in the Danube River

@article{Brandner2013BiggerIB,
  title={Bigger Is Better: Characteristics of Round Gobies Forming an Invasion Front in the Danube River},
  author={Joerg Brandner and Alexander F. Cerwenka and Ulrich Kurt Schliewen and Juergen Geist},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2013},
  volume={8}
}
Few studies have systematically investigated differences in performance, morphology and parasitic load of invaders at different stages of an invasion. This study analyzed phenotype-environment correlations in a fish invasion from initial absence until establishment in the headwater reach of the second largest European river, the Danube. Here, the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) formed 73% of the fish abundance and 58% of the fish biomass in rip-rap bank habitats after establishment. The… 

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