Bullhead (Cotus gobio)

Species

Distribution


Bullhead (Cotus gobio)

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Impacts

Pathways

  • Translocational species widespread in England and Wales
  • Impacts not documented but competes for invertebrates with Brown Trout for which it is also a prey species
  • Threatened species with several SACs identified for its conservation
  • Highly vulnerable to Signal Crayfish (possibly Chinese Mitten Crab) that has depleted many populations in areas where it has been introduced.
  • Live bait

Management

Prevention

 Do not introduce into the wild or transfer between waterbodies. Avoid use as livebait.

Physical Control

None

Chemical Control

None attempted

Biological Control

None

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