A case study of the population ecology of a topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) population in the UK and the implications foe native fish communities

Authors: Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D., Brazier, M. and Pinder, A.

Journal: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Volume: 17

Pages: 749-759

DOI: 10.10102/aqc.809


1.The topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva is a small Asian cyprinid species that has proved invasive throughout many European countries. Following an initial introduction into the wild in 1996, the species is now proving invasive in the UK, with at least 25 infested waters in England and Wales, of which 10 are known to have direct connection to a major river catchment.2.To demonstrate the threat of P. parva to fisheries in the UK, a case study is presented on a lake located in the Lake District of England where the species was introduced in 2000. The species rapidly established a breeding population that, by 2003, was the dominant species in size classes

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Adrian Pinder

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