|Regulations||restricted||Ref.||Sea Grant, 2001|
Introduced with ballast water into Great Lakes, Ontario (Ref. 4537). Also known from Lake St. Claire (Ref. 12390). Probably responsible for the decline and possible elimination of many Great Lakes species and are implicated in many ecological problems occuring in the Basin (Renea Ruffing, pers. Comm. 08/2001). It is illegal in Illinois and Indiana and most other Great Lake states to possess live gobies. Gobies (caught or leftover bait) are disposed in trash or on land far away from the water body (Ref. 40933). Also Ref. 092840.