Association with vessel vectors

Actual evidence of being found in samples in a particular vector from any world region.

Anchor and anchor chains. Organisms found on anchors, anchor chain or within attached sediments, including anchor chain lockers.

Ballast water. Ballast water means water with its suspended matter taken on board a ship to control trim, list, draught, stability or stresses of the ship.

Biofouling. Biofouling means the accumulation of aquatic organisms such as micro-organisms, plants, and animals on surfaces and structures immersed in or exposed to the aquatic environment. Biofouling can include microfouling and macrofouling.

  • Macrofouling means large, distinct multicellular organisms visible to the human eye such as barnacles, tubeworms, or fronds of algae.
  • Microfouling means microscopic organisms including bacteria and diatoms and the slimy substances that they produce.
Biofouling comprised of only microfouling is commonly referred to as a slime layer.

Sea chest. The sea chests are cavities (an opening with protection grid) at the bottom side of the ships’ hull (an opening for pumping in and out water for, e.g., ballasting, firefighting) where aquatic organisms may settle and be transported.

Tank sediments. Matter settled out of ballast water within a ship.

Bioaccumulation association

Natural toxins. An organism that accumulates toxins naturally produced by other organisms, such as phytotoxins, in its tissues.

Anthropogenic chemical compounds. An organism that accumulates human-produced chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins, in its tissues.

Characteristic feeding method

Chemoautotroph. An organism that obtains metabolic energy by oxidation of inorganic substrates such as sulphur, nitrogen or iron.

Deposit feeder – Subsurface. Synonym: detritivore. An organism feeding on fragmented particulate organic matter in the substratum.

Deposit feeder – Surface. Synonym: detritivore. An organism feeding on fragmented particulate organic matter from the surface of the substratum.

Grazer. An organism feeding on plants (higher aquatic plants, benthic algae and phytoplankton) and/or sessile animals organisms.

Herbivore. An organism feeding on plants (higher aquatic plants, benthic algae and phytoplankton).

Mixotroph. An organism both autotrophic and heterotrophic.

Omnivore. An organism feeding on mixed diet of plant and animal material.

Parasite. Feeding on the tissues, blood or other substances of a host.

Photoautotroph. An organism that obtains metabolic energy from light by photosynthesis (e.g. seaweeds, phytoplankton).

Planktotroph. An organism feeding on plankton.

Predator. An organism that feeds by preying on other organisms, killing them for food.

Scavenger. An organism feeding on dead and decaying organic material.

Suspension feeder – Active. An organism feeding on particulate organic matter, including plankton, suspended in the water column, collecting it actively by sweeping or pumping (creating feeding currents).

Suspension feeder – Passive. An organism feeding on particulate organic matter, including plankton, suspended in the water column, utilizing the natural flow to bring particles in contact with feeding structures.

Symbiont contribution. Where some dietary component(s) are provided by symbiotic organisms (e.g. Anemonia with zooxanthellae).

Developmental trait

Brooding. The incubation of eggs either inside or outside the body. Eggs may be brooded to a variety of developmental stages. Males or females may be responsible for brooding.

Direct development. A life cycle lacking a larval stage.

Spawning. The release of gametes into the water.

Lecithotrophy. Development at the expense of internal resources (i.e. yolk) provided by the female.

Parental care. Any form of parental behaviour that is likely to increase the fitness of offspring.

Planktotrophy. Feeding on plankton.

Resting stages. The quiescent stage in the life cycle (dormancy, diapause).

Viviparous. Producing live offspring from within parental body.

Habitat modifying ability potential

Autogenic ecosystem engineers. Organisms which change the environment via their own physical structures (i.e. their living and dead tissues) such as corals, oysters, kelps, sea grasses, etc.

Allogenic ecosystem engineers. Organisms which modify the environment by causing physical state changes in biotic and abiotic materials that, directly or indirectly, modulate the availability of resources to other species (e.g. excavating deep burrows which other organisms co-occupy, damming the water flow, etc).

Keystone species. A keystone species is crucial in maintaining the organization and diversity of its ecological community, by determining the types and numbers of other species.

Life form

Neuston. Organisms that live on (epineuston) or under (hyponeuston) the surface film of water bodies.

Zoobenthos. Animals living on or in the seabed.

Phytobenthos. Algae and higher plants living on or in the seabed.

Zooplankton. Animals living in the water column, unable to maintain their position independent of water movements.

Phytoplankton. Microscopic plankton algae and cyanobacteria.

Benthopelagos. Synonyms: hyperbenthic, benthopelagic, nektobenthic, demersal. An organism living at, in or near the bottom of the sea, but having the ability to swim.

Nekton. Actively swimming aquatic organisms able to move independently of water currents.

Parasite. An organism intimately associated with and metabolically dependent on another living organism (host) for completion of its life cycle.

Symbiont (nonparasitic). An organism living mutually with another species without harming it. Association of two species (symbionts) may be mutually beneficial.

Mobility

Boring. An organism capable of penetrating a solid substrate by mechanical scraping or chemical dissolution.

Burrowing. An organism capable of digging in sediment.

Crawling. An organism moving slowly along on the substrate.

Drifting. An organism whose movement is dependent on wind or water currents.

Permanent attachment. Non-motile; permanently attached at the base. Also includes permanent attachment to a host.

Swimming. An organism capable of moving through the water by means of fins, limbs or appendages.

Temporary attachment. Temporary / sporadic attachment. Attached to a substratum but capable of movement across (or through) it (e.g. Actinia). Also includes temporary attachment to a host.

Native origin

The region the species originates from.

References



References should follow the standard of Biological invasions:


Journal article
Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329


Article by DOI


Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086


Book
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London


Book chapter
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257


Online document
Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007


Dissertation
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

Reproductive frequency

Iteroparous. Organisms breeding more than once in their lifetime.

Semelparous. Organisms breeding once in their lifetime.

Reproductive type

Asexual. Budding, Fission, Fragmentaion, including parthenogenesis. A form of asexual multiplication in which:
a) a new individual begins life as an outgrowth from the body of the parent. It may then separate to lead an independent existence or remain connected or otherwise associated to form a colonial organism;
b) the ovum develops into a new individual without fertilization;
c) division of the body into two or more parts each or all of which can grow into new individuals is involved.

Self-fertilization. Selfing or autogamy. The union of a male and female gamete produced by the same individual.

Sexual. Permanent hermaphrodite, Protandrous hermaphrodite, Protogynous hermaphrodite, Gonochoristic.
Capable of producing both ova and spermatozoa either at the same time. A condition of hermaphroditism in plants and animals where male gametes mature and are shed before female gametes mature or vice versa.
Having separate sexes.

Salinity

The exact salinity range if known (psu), else salinity zone(s) according to the Venice system:
1. Limnetic [<0.5psu]
2. β-Oligohaline [0.5-3psu]
3. α-Oligohaline [3-5psu]
4. β-Mesohaline [5-10psu]
5. α-Mesohaline [10-18psu]
6. Polymixohaline [18-30psu]
7. Euhaline [30-40psu]
8. Hypersaline [>40psu]

Sociability

Colonial. Descriptive of organisms produced asexually which remain associated with each other; in many animals, retaining tissue contact with other polyps or zooids as a result of incomplete budding.

Gregarious. Organisms living in groups or communities, growing in clusters.

Solitary. Living alone, not gregarious.

Sub-species level

A geographical subset of a species showing discrete differences in morphology, coloration or other features when compared with other members of the species. Subspecies may also differ in their habitat or behavior, but they can interbreed. Often the lowest taxonomic level within a classification system.

Synonym

Valid synonyms of a species (not all of them).

Toxicity

Poisonous. An organism capable of producing poison that gains entry to another organism body via the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, or via absorption through intact body layers.

Venomous. An organism capable of producing poison, usually injected through another organism intact skin by bite or sting.

Not relevant. Neither poisonous nor venomous.

Public domain: Species account

 
Species Neogobius melanostomus [WoRMS]
Authority (Pallas, 1814)
Family Gobiidae  
Order Perciformes  
Class Actinopterygii  
Phylum Chordata  
Synonym (?) Gobius affinis (Eichwald, 1831)
Gobius cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Gobius lugens (Nordmann, 1840)
Neogobius cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Sub-species level (?) Not entered
Native origin (?) LME: 62. Black Sea
--> LME sub-region: Azov Sea
--> LME sub-region: Black Sea
LME: A2. Caspian Sea
--> LME sub-region: Caspian Sea

Comments:
Ponto-Caspian
Life form / Life stage (?)
 AdultJuvenileLarvaeEggsResting stage
Neuston
Zoobenthos
Phytobenthos
Zooplankton
Phytoplankton
Benthopelagos
NektonX
Ectoparasite
Endoparasite
Symbiont (non parasitic)


References (not structured):
Charlebois PM, Marsden, JE, Goettel RG, Wolfe RK, Jude DJ, Rudnicka S (1997) The round goby, Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas), a review of European and North American literature. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program and Illinois Natural History Survey. INHS Special Publication No. 20. 76 pp

Comments:
N. melanostomus is a fairly small bottom-dwelling fish, resembling a large tadpole in general appearance.
Sociability / Life stage (?)
 AdultJuvenileLarvaeEggsResting stage
SolitaryXXX
GregariousX
Colonial


References (not structured):
Charlebois PM, Marsden, JE, Goettel RG, Wolfe RK, Jude DJ, Rudnicka S (1997) The round goby, Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas), a review of European and North American literature. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program and Illinois Natural History Survey. INHS Special Publication No. 20. 76 pp

Comments:
This fish mostly stays in one place with noticeably restricted movement. Even in areas of rather strong water currents round gobies mostly stay in one place with only limited repositioning of pectoral fins.
Reproductive frequency (?) Iteroparous

References (not structured):
Sapota MR, Skóra KE (2005) Spreading of alien (non-indigenous) fish species Neogobius melanostomus in the Gulf of Gdańsk (South Baltic), Biological Invasions 7:157-164

Comments:
Females are sexually mature at the age of 2 or 3 years, males one year later. After the spawning and nest defense period, males die. Some females can achieve reproduction in the year following the first spawning.
Reproductive type (?) Sexual

References:
Sapota MR, Skóra KE (2005) Spreading of alien (non-indigenous) fish species Neogobius melanostomus in the Gulf of Gdańsk (South Baltic), Biological Invasions 7:157-164

Comments:
Round gobies are multi-spawners; females can spawn repeatedly during the spawning season.
Developmental trait (?) Brooding
Parental care

References:
Sapota MR, Skóra KE (2005) Spreading of alien (non-indigenous) fish species Neogobius melanostomus in the Gulf of Gdańsk (South Baltic), Biological Invasions 7:157-164

Comments:
Round gobies are multi-spawners; females can spawn repeatedly during the spawning season. Round gobies lay their eggs in nests guarded by males. More than one female can lay eggs in one nest.
Characteristic feeding method / Life stage (?)
 AdultJuvenileLarvaeEggsResting stage
Photoautotroph
Mixotroph
Suspension feeder – Active
Suspension feeder – Passive
Deposit feeder – Surface
Deposit feeder – Sub-surface
Omnivore
Herbivore
Scavenger
Symbiont contribution
Planktotroph
Chemoautotroph
PredatorXXX
Grazer


References (not structured):
Vadim E, Panov (2009) Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas), round bogy (Gobiidae, Osteichthyes), Handbook of Alien species in Europe, 315 pp

Comments:
Its diet composes of crustaceans and molluscs, polychaetes, small fish, gobby egss and chironomids larvae.
Mobility / Life stage (?)
 AdultJuvenileLarvaeEggsResting stage
SwimmerXX
Crawler
BurrowerXX
DrifterX
Temporary attachment
Permanent attachment
Borer


References (not structured):
Vadim E, Panov (2009) Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas), round bogy (Gobiidae, Osteichthyes), Handbook of Alien species in Europe, 315 pp
Salinity tolerance range (?) Exact range: 0 - 10

References:
Paavola M, Olenin S, Leppäkoski E (2005) Are invasive species most successful in habitats of low native species richness across European brackish water seas? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 64 (2005) 738-750
Bacevicius E (2004) The new data on ecology of alien fish species and fish metazoan parasites in the Curonian lagoon and Lithuanian coastal zone. Baltic - the sea of aliens, Gdynia, Poland 25-27.08.2004, Book of Abstracts: 17-18
Skora KE (2004) Current zoogeographical range of the expansion of Neogobius melanostomus in Poland and in other regions in Europe. Baltic Sea - Great Lakes workshop on aquatic invasive species, April 27-29, 2004 Michigan. Working paper: 3p

Comments:
In lab experiments "almost all gobies survived experiments at 0-20 ppt" Karsiotis et al. J Great Lakes Res 38, 121-128
Habitat modifying ability potential (?) Allogenic ecosystem engineers

Comments:
Affects mussel bed habitats, by preying on mussels
Toxicity / Life stage (?) Not relevant
Bioaccumulation association (?) Anthropogenic chemical compounds

References:
Marentette, J. R., Gooderham, K. L., McMaster, M. E., Ng, T., Parrott, J. L., Wilson, J. Y., ... & Balshine, S. (2010). Signatures of contamination in invasive round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus): A double strike for ecosystem health?. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 73(7), 1755-1764.

Kornis, M. S., Mercado‐Silva, N., & Vander Zanden, M. J. (2012). Twenty years of invasion: a review of round goby Neogobius melanostomus biology, spread and ecological implications. Journal of Fish Biology, 80(2), 235-285.
Association with vessel vectors (?) Unknown

References:
Ricciardi, A., & Rasmussen, J. B. (1998). Predicting the identity and impact of future biological invaders: a priority for aquatic resource management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55(7), 1759-1765.

Comments:
In table 2 of Ricciardi et al (1998) the indicated mode of introduction is ballast waters.
Molecular information Available

References (not structured):
NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Browser/wwwtax.cgi)

BOLD (http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=50265)

Pinchuk VI, Vasil'eva ED, Vasil'ev VP, Miller P (2003) Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1811). In: The Freshwater Fishes of Europe. Vol. 8/I Mugilidae, Atherinidae, Atherionopsidae, Blennidae, Odontobutidae, Gobiidae 1 [ed. by Miller PJ]: AULA-Verlag, 293-345
Brown JE, Stepien CA (2008) Ancient divisions, recent expansions: phylogeography and genetics of the round goby Apollonia melanostoma. Mol. Ecol, 17(11):2598-2615

Comments:
The species has a relatively low level of genetic variability.
The genetics of this species have been extensively studied, see Brown and Stepien (2008) for further details.
Last update byHenn Ojaveer, 2015-06-05