publication . Article . 2010

Invasive fish species in the largest lakes of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England: the collective UK experience.

I. J. Winfield; J. M. Fletcher; J. B. James;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Aug 2010
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
An invasive species is defined as an alien (or introduced or non-native) species whose establishment and spread threaten ecosystems, habitats or species with harm. Such threats to UK lake fish communities have long been appreciated and this review assembles case histories, including new data, from the largest lakes of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England to examine the hypothesis that at least some of these introductions have become invasive. Loch Lomond in Scotland has experienced six introductions [chub (Leuciscus cephalus), common bream (Abramis brama), crucian carp (Carassius carassius), dace (Leuciscus leuciscus), gudgeon (Gobio gobio) and ruffe (G...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology and Environment, Aquatic Science, Pollution, General Environmental Science
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