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Ponticola kessleri (Bighead goby; Kessler's Goby)

Synonyms: Gobius kessleri; Neogobius kessleri
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Wikipedia Abstract

Ponticola kessleri, the bighead goby or Kessler's goby, is a species of goby native to Eurasia. The bighead goby is a Ponto-Caspian relict species. It inhabits the fresh and oligohaline waters, with mineralisation from 0-0.5‰ up to 1.5-3.0‰.
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Attributes

Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Prey / Diet

Brachycentrus subnubilus[2]
Corophium curvispinum[2]
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)[3]
Paramysis lacustris[3]
Ponticola kessleri (Bighead goby)[3]
Potamanthus luteus[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Neogobius fluviatilis (Sand goby)1
Proterorhinus marmoratus (tubenose blenny)1

Predators

Ponticola kessleri (Bighead goby)[3]

Providers

Parasite of 
Corynosoma strumosum[3]
Cryptocotyle concava[3]
Cryptocotyle jejuna[3]
Diplostomum gobiorum[3]
Ligula intestinalis[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis schupakovi <Unverified Name>[4]
Camallanus lacustris[4]
Corynosoma strumosum[4]
Cryptocotyle concava[4]
Cryptocotyle jejuna[4]
Cucullanellus minutus <Unverified Name>[4]
Dichelyne minutus <Unverified Name>[4]
Diplostomum gobiorum[4]
Eustrongylides excisus <Unverified Name>[4]
Ligula intestinalis[4]
Ligula pavlovskii <Unverified Name>[4]
Proteocephalus gobiorum <Unverified Name>[4]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[4]

Range Map

Europe and Asia: Danube delta (Braila, Lake Brates); Lakes Kagul, Yalpukh, Katlabukh, Kitai. Dniester from the liman to the region of Kamentes-Podol'sk. Dnieper to Dnepropetrovsk; Odessa and all coasts of the Caspian Sea; and Volga at Astrakhan. Absent from the Sea of Azov.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4, www.freshwaterecology.info, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012). 2Food Habits of Four Bottom-Dwelling Gobiid Species at the Confluence of the Danube and Hron Rivers (South Slovakia), Zdeněk Adámek, Jaroslav Andreji, José Martín Gallardo, International Review of Hydrobiology, Volume 92, Issue 4-5, pages 554–563, August 2007 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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