Chestnut lamprey (Ichthyomyzon castaneus) fish profile and information / pictures of Chestnut lamprey - Ichthyomyzon castaneus

Chestnut lamprey (Ichthyomyzon castaneus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Classified By Girard, 1858
Common Name Chestnut lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Inhabit lakes and streams. Adults ascend streams to spawn and die soon after egg laying is completed. Ammocoete larvae occur in sand-bottomed and silt-bottomed pools and backwaters. Parasitic. Semelparous.
Climate Subtropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters Unknown m
Depth To - meters Unknown m
Zone demersal
Distribution North America: Hudson Bay, Laurentian Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico basins.
Region North America
Range 50°N - 29°N
Maximum Length 38.0 cm
Common Length 20.5 cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal
Vulnerability High vulnerability (58 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=6)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Not Evaluated
Human Uses Unknown
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5156 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.5 s.e. 0.80 Based on food items.
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