Neogobius melanostomus in USA
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Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence introduced
Importance Ref.
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations restricted Ref. Sea Grant, 2001
Freshwater Yes
Brackish No
Saltwater No
Live export
Bait Yes
Gamefish No
Abundance Ref.

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.

States/Provinces Michigan (introduced)
States/Provinces Complete? No
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Casal, Christine Marie V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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