Chilean lamprey (Mordacia lapicida) fish profile and information / pictures of Chilean lamprey - Mordacia lapicida

Chilean lamprey (Mordacia lapicida) fish profile

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Scientific Name Mordacia lapicida
Classified By Gray, 1851
Common Name Chilean lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Parasitic on fishes.
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 Southeast Pacific: Rivers of southern Chile.
Region Southeast Pacific
Range 34°S - 64°S
Maximum Length 16.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; anadromous
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Data deficient (DD)
Human Uses Fisheries: of no interest
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 3.99 s.e. 0.72 Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Is kept in Aquariums False
Occurs in Marine / Salt water True
Occurs in Brackish water True
Occurs in Fresh Water True
Occurs on Reefs False