Hydrobiologia

, Volume 768, Issue 1, pp 197–209 | Cite as

Pelagic occurrence and diet of invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae) juveniles in deep well-mixed European reservoirs

  • Tomáš Jůza
  • Jana Zemanová
  • Michal Tušer
  • Zuzana Sajdlová
  • Roman Baran
  • Mojmír Vašek
  • Daniel Ricard
  • Petr Blabolil
  • Arco J. Wagenvoort
  • Henk A. M. Ketelaars
  • Jan Kubečka
Primary Research Paper

Abstract

Round goby is generally accepted to be a typical benthic dwelling fish species both in its native and invasive ranges. Nevertheless, mid-water night trawling in the Biesbosch reservoirs (The Netherlands) identified pelagic occurrence of invasive round goby juveniles, which is the first observation of pelagic utilization in Europe. Subsequent diet analysis revealed the presence of benthic and also pelagic zooplanktonic prey in the digestive tracts of investigated fish, which further confirmed active feeding in the pelagial. Round goby juveniles almost completely avoided the surface water layer and their maximum density always occurred below 6 m in all reservoirs. The observed size spectrum (8–58 mm standard length) included the largest pelagic round goby to ever be mentioned in the scientific literature. Our data also showed that round goby prevailed over other species soon after its invasion into the reservoirs, with native species disappearing from the fry community. This study documents the first evidence of the pelagic occurrence and feeding of round goby juveniles, and confirms the importance of pelagic habitats for early stages of this invasive species in European lentic systems.

Keywords

Biesbosch reservoirs Fish community composition changes Invasive species Vertical distribution Length distribution Fry trawling 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Z. Prachař for help with data collection, the FishEcu team (www.fishecu.cz) for critical reading of the manuscript and Leslie Tse for English correction. This study was supported by the project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0204 (CEKOPOT) co-financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic. Daniel Ricard was supported by project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0032 (Promotion of post-doctoral positions in the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences aimed to build the global competitiveness of the research teams in the Czech Republic) co-financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Jůza
    • 1
  • Jana Zemanová
    • 1
  • Michal Tušer
    • 1
  • Zuzana Sajdlová
    • 1
  • Roman Baran
    • 1
  • Mojmír Vašek
    • 1
  • Daniel Ricard
    • 1
  • Petr Blabolil
    • 1
  • Arco J. Wagenvoort
    • 3
  • Henk A. M. Ketelaars
    • 2
  • Jan Kubečka
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of SciencesInstitute of HydrobiologyCeske BudejoviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Evides Water CompanyRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.AqWaWilhelminadorpThe Netherlands

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