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Species details
Internal ID16
Common nameYellowfin goby
Scientific NameAcanthogobius flavimanus
Scientific NameAcanthogobius flavimanus
Scientific Name acceptedAcanthogobius flavimanus
Aphia ID279475
Aphia ID accepted279475
High GroupChordata
Tax info classActinopterygii
Tax info phylumChordata
Tax info phylum sourcehttp://www.fishbase.org/summary/Acanthogobius-flavimanus.html
Tax info familyGobiidae
Tax info orderPerciformes
Arctic regionAlaska (Port Valdez)
Temperature range? - 30 C
Temperature range sourceNIMPIS, 2017
Match typeexact
Invasion details
Location first observationPort-Valdez, Canada
Location first observation sourcesampled in ballast water from San Francisco Bay, California
Year first observation1997-1999
Year first observation sourceHines & Ruiz, 2000
VectorBallast water
Vector introductionBallast water; ship fouling; aquaculture; climate change; fisheries
Vector introduction sourceHines and Ruiz, 2000; possibly introduction of its eggs on fouling organisms (Nico et al, 2017); believed to be introduced with oyster shipments (Arthington & McKenzie, 1997)
Impact indicatorssingle species impact; multiple species impact; impact on species with high conservation value; effect on fisheries; effect on aquaculture
Impact indicators sourceBrittan et al., 1970; Moyle, 1976; Nico et al., 2017
Reference 1Hines and Ruiz 2000