Verreycken H., Galle L., Lambeens I., Maes Y., Terrie T., Van den Bergh E., Breine J.J. 2019. First record of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae), from the Zeeschelde, Belgium. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 49 (3): 291–294.
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.
Non-native species, estuarine-dependent fish, ballast water, Gobiidae