|First record of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae), from the Zeeschelde, Belgium|Verreycken, H.; Galle, L.; Lambeens, I.; Maes, Y.; Terrie, T.; Van den Bergh, E.; Breine, J. (2019). First record of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae), from the Zeeschelde, Belgium. Acta Ichtyol. Piscat. 49(3): 291-294. https://dx.doi.org/10.3750/aiep/02688
Non-native species; estuarine-dependent fish; ballast water
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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.