Least brook lamprey (Lampetra aepyptera) fish profile and information / pictures of Least brook lamprey - Lampetra aepyptera

Least brook lamprey (Lampetra aepyptera) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lampetra aepyptera
Classified By Abbott, 1860
Common Name Least brook lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Inhabit clean, clear gravel riffles and runs of creeks and small rivers. Ammocoete larvae occur in spring-fed wetlands and quiet pools and backwaters of small, sandy or muddy bottom streams. Adults enter riffle areas to spawn at 10-16?C water temperature. Non-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: Atlantic Slope from Susquehanna River drainage in southeastern Pennsylvania to Neuse River drainage in North Carolina, USA; Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania to Missouri and Arkansas south to Alabama, USA; Mobile Bay and Pascagoula River drainages in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, USA.
Region North America
Range 42°N - 31°N
Maximum Length 18.0 cm
Common Length 12.1 cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=8)
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 4.02 s.e. 0.68 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