Brook lamprey (Lampetra lamottenii) fish profile and information / pictures of Brook lamprey - Lampetra lamottenii

Brook lamprey (Lampetra lamottenii) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lampetra lamottenii
Classified By Lesueur, 1827
Common Name Brook lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Trunk myomeres number 63-74. The bar below the mouth has 6-10 cusps. This species is distinguished from other Canadian lampreys by having 2 dorsal fins, the bar above the mouth with 2-3 pointed cusps, teeth along each side of the mouth bicuspid and pointed, and by distribution. Adults are blue-grey when spawning with orange tinges on the head, back, tail and fins. Otherwise brown is the overall color, the belly is white to light grey and fins are yellowish. Ammocoetes are pale brown (Ref. 12204).
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius 9 °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius 25 °C
Depth From - meters Unknown m
Depth To - meters Unknown m
Zone demersal
Distribution North America: Great Lakes basin of Ontario to the Upper St. Lawrence River basin in Qu?bec and south to Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri.
Region North America
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 31.7 cm
Common Length 21.7 cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Threat To Humans   Harmless
IUCN Red List Status   Not Evaluated 
Human Uses Unknown
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.28 s.e. 0.73 Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Is kept in Aquariums False
Occurs in Marine / Salt water False
Occurs in Brackish water False
Occurs in Fresh Water True
Occurs on Reefs False