Habitat: Freshwater ecosystems such as rivers and canals
Description: Zander a river fish, which can weigh up to 8.5kg (19lb) are similar to pike. Stream lined appearance with total lateral line scales: 80-97. Front dorsal fin is hard lobed and spiked. Second dorsal fin is soft lobed with 18-22 branched rays.
Origin and Distribution: Originates from Central and
Impacts: This species will compete and predate on native fish species. Zander can potentially cause the collapse of a fishery by removing many of the young fish not allowing them to grow and spawn. Should this species arrive in
How might it get here? Deliberate introduction for sport fishing.
- Do not introduce non native fish species.
- Do not move species of fish from one waterbody to another.
- Do not use live bait in river systems