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Pathogen-carrying invasive fish from China threatens US waterways

Small but dangerous – and coming to the New World. Rodolphe Gozlan, Author providedOne little-known legacy of communist countries during the Cold War is invasive species. The accidental introduction in 1960 of the topmouth gudgeon from China into countries bordering the Black Sea, including Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, is a striking example.

Small in size but large in terms of the ecological and economic disaster that it causes, the topmouth gudgeon has invaded numerous waterways throughout the world. It carries a parasite with features from both an animal and a fungus which has probably been present in China for millions of …read more

Source: The Conversation

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