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Maximum length and age of round gobies (Apollonia melanostomus) in Lake Huron

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

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Abstract

The round goby (Apollonia [Neogobius] melanostomus), an invasive species, is generally smaller and shorter-lived in the Great Lakes than it native range. We examined 30 large male round gobies from trawl samples taken in Lake Huron and used otoliths to determine their age and back-calculated growth. Standard lengths ranged from 76 to 97 mm, and the oldest fish were age-5. Low water temperatures in nearshore regions of Lake Huron might cause slow growth and late maturation.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Maximum length and age of round gobies (Apollonia melanostomus) in Lake Huron
Series title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume
24
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
First page:
173
Last page:
175
Number of Pages:
3