Oct 3, 2013

Round goby found in Susquehanna River

Angler Discovers Dead Round Gobi in Upper Susquehanna River

In mid-September an angler found a dead, floating round goby in the Susquehanna River at the Rock Bottom Dam in Binghamton, NY.  David Lemon, Region 7 Fisheries Manager for NYSDEC confirmed the ID and that the 125mm long specimen was likely used for bait as puncture wounds, likely made by a hook, were found on the fish's cheek and inside its mouth. Inspection of the goby's stomach indicated that its last meal was zebra mussels.

For more information contact:

Matthew K. Shank
Aquatic Biologist
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
mshank@srbc.net
717-238-0426 Ext. 1113