Greek brook lamprey (Caspiomyzon hellenicus) fish profile and information / pictures of Greek brook lamprey - Caspiomyzon hellenicus

Greek brook lamprey (Caspiomyzon hellenicus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Caspiomyzon hellenicus
Classified By Vladykov, Renaud, Kott & Economidis, 1982
Common Name Greek brook lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology A short-lived, freshwater non-parasitic lamprey which lives in shallow, clear, fairly fast-flowing brooks with gravelly substrate, some rocks and aquatic plants. Ammocoetes larvae live in detritus-rich sands and clay sediments. They are filter feeders on microorganisms, including green algae. Metamorphosis takes place in December. Reproduction takes place in January and May. Its existence is threatened by pollution and water obstruction. Maximal size up to 15.2 cm TL
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 0 m
Depth To - meters 1 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Europe: Endemic to Greece. Known from three creeks in the Struma drainage.
Region Europe
Range 42°N - 40°N, 23°E - 25°E
Maximum Length 15.8 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous; depth range 0 - 1 m
Vulnerability Low to moderate vulnerability (34 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 Critically Endangered (CR)(B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v))
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 3.5 s.e. 0.37 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