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Could the small size of sunbleak, Leucaspius delineatus (Pisces, Cyprinidae) be an ecological advantage in invading British waterbodies?

Since the introduction of sunbleak (Leucaspius delineatus) to southern England in 1986, its life history characteristics (such as reproductive behaviour, early sexual maturity and an unusually small adult size) have contributed to its rapid dispersal. This study examines the length-weight relationships and age of this non-indigenous cyprinid to highlight the potential threat to native 0+ cyprinids…