The Eurasian Ruffe Has Done Enough By: Donna Peari

You may be wondering what is the Eurasian Ruffe (pronounced as rough), or wondering what are their characteristics. Here are some important facts and details about them.

Classification of the Eurasian Ruffe

The Eurasian Ruffe fits into a phylum, kingdom, and subgroup. It fits into the category for kingdoms in the Animalia section. The Eurasian Ruffe is fits into the fish subgroup. It is in the sectioned into the chord.

An Eurasian Ruffe

Eurasian Ruffe's Natural habitats and places it invades

The Eurasian Ruffe are also known as Ruffe or Pope is an invasive species to many different freshwater seas, rivers, lakes and oceans. For instance: The Kaministiquia River and the St. Louis River . Moreover, The Eurasian Ruffe is native to lakes and rivers in Northern Asia and Europe. Their species have been found at the year of 1985. Finally, the Eurasian Ruffe has invaded many different places and almost destroyed them. These are some places that the Eurasian Ruffe invaded and is their natural habitat.


How the Eurasian Ruffe migrates to a new area

The Eurasian Ruffe migrated to places in two main ways. To begin with, the Eurasian Ruffe migrates with natural disasters. For example: hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis. Furthermore, they move in ballast tanks. Ballast tanks is the water at the bottom of the boat to make it stable. These are the two main ways that Eurasian Ruffe migrated and became invasive.

Physical characteristics about the Eurasian Ruffe

Structural, Behavioral, and Physical characteristics

The Eurasian Ruffe has many structural, behavioral, and physical characteristics. First, lets talk about the physical characteristics. It has a few strong soft and sharp fins. This species has a couple of sharp spines, and rows of dark spots between them. Futhermore, there are the behavioral characteristics. The Eurasian Ruffe make their habitats in deep waters to protect themselves from predators. Finally, there are the structural characteristics about the Eurasian Ruffe. It average size is about 20 cm in length. The sharp fins of this species protects them from their predators. These are some physical, structural, and behavioral characteristics of the Eurasian Ruffe.

Negative Impacts of the Eurasian Ruffe

The Eurasian Ruffe, believe it or not, has no positive impacts. First, the Eurasian Ruffe damages sportfish population, by competing for food, habitat and eating other sport fish eggs. This seriously harms the sportfish. In addition, the Eurasian Ruffe is an aggressive species and has almost twice as much as the population than native species. Moreover, the Eurasian Ruffe doesn't have many predators, so there are way too many of them. Finally, a one year old Ruffe can produce 130,000 eggs at one time. This makes the seas, oceans, and lakes extremely crowded. Overall, the Eurasian Ruffe has many negative impacts.

Efforts to Control the Eurasian Ruffe

There are many efforts to reduce the amount of Eurasian Ruffe. First, many people are trying to add more of the Eurasian Ruffe's natural predators to lower the amount of them. Furthermore, people are putting a special chemical to kill some Eurasian Ruffes. They are make the chemical just to kill Eurasian Ruffes and makes the oceans less crowded and safe. Finally, you can identify what is a Eurasian Ruffe and call an Invasive Species Hotline to take care of them. These are some efforts to control the Eurasian Ruffe.

In conclusion, these were some important facts and details about the invasive Eurasian Ruffe.

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