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Ohio lamprey (Ichthyomyzon bdellium) fish profile

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Scientific Name Ichthyomyzon bdellium
Classified By Jordan, 1885
Common Name Ohio lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Inhabit smaller, more upland rivers, and less encountered in reservoirs. Ammocoete larvae live near debris in muddy pools and backwaters. Known to parasitize suckers.
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: Ohio River basin from extreme southwestern New York west to northern Indiana and eastern Illinois and south to northern Alabama in USA.
Region North America
Range 43°N - 34°N
Maximum Length 30.0 cm
Common Length 19.2 cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=tm=1)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Not Evaluated
Human Uses Unknown
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5156 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.38 s.e. 0.79 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