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round goby Syllabification: round go·by

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of round goby in English:

noun

A Eurasian freshwater goby that threatens native species of fish in the Great Lakes and Mississippi basin.
  • Neogobius melanostomus, family Gobiidae
Example sentences
  • In Lake Erie, USA, smallmouth bass vigorously defended their nests from benthic round gobies.
  • Warming of the Great Lakes is likely to cause a seasonal decline in algae, an important food source for fish, and could make the lakes more hospitable to invasive exotic species such as round gobies.
  • One theory is that zebra mussels and another invasive species, round gobies, may spread contaminants up the food chain.

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