ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

208. Immigrated goby species in the Rhine system

As shown by the last inventories of the Rhine system, the biocoenosis of the Rhine system is increasingly characterized by invasive species. During the past years, among the fish species, above all gobies (Gobiidae, Odontobutidae) appear in high numbers and density of individuals.
The document at hand aims at giving a survey of the species existing in the Rhine system, of those to be expected and of their possible impact on the ecosystem.