Cercopagis pengoi (Ostroumov, 1891)

English Fishhook waterflea  ISEIA: B0 – Alert List
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
Français n/a Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Fishhook waterflea Wikipedia - Français - Nederlands
Deutsch Kaspischer Wasserfloh Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Cercopagis pengoi
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Report the species

Report Cercopagis pengoi to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The species has not yet been documented for Luxembourg.

Cercopagis pengoi is a voracious predator feeding on zooplancton, competing with native species. The species figures on the list of the “One Hundred of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species” as defined by the Global Invasive Species Database (Lowe 2004, Luque et al. 2014).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B0 (2+2+3+3) = Alert List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]


  • Lowe S., M. Browne, S. Boudjelas, M. De Poorter, 2004. 100 of the World’s worst invasive alien species. A selection from the Global Invasive Species Database. The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) a specialist group of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
  • Luque, G.M., C. Bellard, C. Bertelsmeier, E. Bonnaud, P. Genovesi, D. Simberloff, F. Courchamp, 2014. The 100th of the world’s worst invasive alien species. Biol Invasions 16: 981-985. doi:10.1007/s10530-013-0561-5

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Cercopagis pengoi (Ostroumov, 1891). In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/cercopagis-pengoi/ [21.08.2019].

 Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.