Evidence of a recent decline in river lamprey lampetra fluviatilis parasitism of a nationally rare whitefish coregonus lavaretus: is there a diamond in the ruffe gymnocephalus cernuus?

Hume, J.B., Adams, C.E. , Bean, C.W. and Maitland, P.S. (2013) Evidence of a recent decline in river lamprey lampetra fluviatilis parasitism of a nationally rare whitefish coregonus lavaretus: is there a diamond in the ruffe gymnocephalus cernuus? Journal of Fish Biology, 82(5), pp. 1708-1716. (doi:10.1111/jfb.12075)

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Abstract

Lamprey-induced scarring of the nationally rare Coregonus lavaretus, a known host of a freshwater-resident population of European river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis, was found to have declined precipitously since the establishment of several non-native fishes in Loch Lomond. Evidence presented in this study points to the possibility that L. fluviatilis in this lake may have altered its trophic ecology in response to the negative impact that non-native species, in particular ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus, have had on their favoured host.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bean, Professor Colin and Adams, Professor Colin
Authors: Hume, J.B., Adams, C.E., Bean, C.W., and Maitland, P.S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0022-1112
ISSN (Online):1095-8649

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