Siberian brook lamprey (Lethenteron kessleri) fish profile and information / pictures of Siberian brook lamprey - Lethenteron kessleri

Siberian brook lamprey (Lethenteron kessleri) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lethenteron kessleri
Classified By Anikin, 1905
Common Name Siberian brook lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Non-parasitic lamprey. In Europe the upper courses of rivers, in Siberia also in lakes and lowland rivers. Ammocoetes feed on detritus, green algae, diatoms, and zooplankton. Ammocoetes used as lures for bait casting.
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius 5 °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius 25 °C
Depth From - meters Unknown m
Depth To - meters Unknown m
Zone demersal
Distribution Eastern Europe and Siberia. May be a conspecific of Lethenteron japonicum.
Region Eastern Europe and Siberia. May be a conspecific of Lethenteron japonicum.
Range 78°N - 53°N, 55°E - 169°W
Maximum Length 26.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=tm=7)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Not Evaluated
Human Uses Fisheries: of no interest; bait: usually
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5312 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 2.4 s.e. 0.21 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