The Round Goby, Neogobius melanostomus, a Fish Invader on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean

  title={The Round Goby, Neogobius melanostomus, a Fish Invader on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Lynda D. Corkum and Mariusz R. Sapota and Krzysztof E. Skora},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
During the past decade, a bottom-dwelling, aggressive, multiple-spawning fish, the round goby (Gobiidae: Neogobius melanostomus), has spread from its native region in the Ponto-Caspian throughout Europe and to the Laurentian Great Lakes in North America. An international workshop, held at the Hel Marine Station, Poland, was organized to summarize population features of the round goby. Common fish predators of round gobies in the Great Lakes and in native regions are obligate and facultative… 
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