Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 49(3): 291-294, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02688
First record of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae), from the Zeeschelde, Belgium
expand article infoH. Verreycken, L. Galle, I. Lambeens, Y. Maes, T. Terrie, E. Van Den Bergh, J.J. Breine
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In September 2018, the first specimen of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Lacepède, 1800), was caught in a mid-water beam trawl from an anchored boat in the Zeeschelde in the north of Belgium. This small goby is a North American fish species and was probably introduced to the newly reported location via ballast water discharge of transoceanic vessels.
Non-native species, estuarine-dependent fish, ballast water, Gobiidae