Klamath river lamprey (Lampetra similis) fish profile and information / pictures of Klamath river lamprey - Lampetra similis

Klamath river lamprey (Lampetra similis) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lampetra similis
Classified By Vladykov & Kott, 1979
Common Name Klamath river lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Occurs in large rivers, impoundments and lakes. Parasitic.
Climate Temperate
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: Klamath River drainage and Klamath Lake in southern Oregon and northern California in USA.
Region North America
Range 43°N - 41°N
Maximum Length 27.0 cm
Common Length 19.2 cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (47 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 Fisheries: of no interest
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.2 s.e. 0.73 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