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Neogobius kessleri (Günther, 1861) is a fish that occurs in fresh and brackish water, in lower rivers and lagoons, on rocky bottom or in reed thickets. It is native to the Black Sea.
Status and distribution in LuxembourgNeogobius kessleri (Günther, 1861) is known to colonise the Luxembourg part of the Moselle river since about 2010. Together with Neogobius melanostomus, the species was sampled regulary in the lower Sauer in the last years; in 2017 it was sampled in the Our (Dohet 2017).
On 27th July 2015, a parliamentary question was raised in the Luxembourg Parliament about the invasion of Neogobius species in the Moselle river. This has been echoed in the daily newspaper Tageblatt on the same day (Wildschutz 2015).
The distribution map is not complete because records still have to be entered into the Recorder-Lux database (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).
ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+2) = Black List (Ries et al. 2014: 199).
Natural range and places of introduction in Europe
- Dohet, A., 2017. Personal communication. LIST.
- MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. Castor canadensis Kuhl, 1820 in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
- Ries, C., M. Pfeiffenschneider, Engel, E., J.-C. Heidt & M. Lauff, 2014. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of vertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 115: 195-201. [PDF 247 KB]
- Wildschutz, N., 2015. Grundel-Plage in der Mosel. Tageblatt online 27.07.2015. URL: http://www.tageblatt.lu/nachrichten/grundel-plage-in-der-mosel-16593303/ [2018.04.13]
Suggested citation of this webpage
Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Neogobius kessleri (Günther, 1861). In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/neogobius-kessleri/ [Accessed 2019-11-17].