Mexican lamprey (Lampetra spadicea) fish profile and information / pictures of Mexican lamprey - Lampetra spadicea

Mexican lamprey (Lampetra spadicea) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lampetra spadicea
Classified By Bean, 1887
Common Name Mexican lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Parasitic freshwater species. Found in streams, rivers, and lakes over substrates of firm mud, silt, and rock. Ammocoete larval stage duration is four years.
Climate Tropical
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: Celio, Duero and Lerma rivers and Lake Chapla, Mexico.
Region North America
Range 21°N - 19°N
Maximum Length 26.5 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=2-4; Fec=6,600-9,100)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Critically Endangered (CR)(A2ce)
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 4.2 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