Po brook lamprey (Lampetra zanandreai) fish profile and information / pictures of Po brook lamprey - Lampetra zanandreai

Po brook lamprey (Lampetra zanandreai) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lampetra zanandreai
Classified By Vladykov, 1955
Common Name Po brook lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology A short-lived, non-parasitic freshwater brook lamprey which occurs in clean, cold water usually near springs in the foot-hill zone, over muddy or sandy bottom. Ammocoetes inhabits detritus-rich sands or clay sediments. They are filter bottom-feeders. Metamorphosis takes place after 4.5 years. Reproduction takes place from January to June. Its existence is threatened by habitat destruction and water abstraction.
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius 5 °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius 20 °C
Depth From - meters Unknown m
Depth To - meters Unknown m
Zone demersal
Distribution Europe: Alpine slope of Po to Soca drainages , Esino and Potenza drainages on Adriatic coast of Central Italy; Mirna and Neretva drainage.
Region Europe
Range 47°N - 44°N, 9°E - 15°E
Maximum Length 26.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=5; tmax=5.5; Fec=2,000)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Least Concern (LC)
Human Uses Fisheries: of no interest; bait: occasionally
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 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