Southern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon gagei) fish profile and information / pictures of Southern brook lamprey - Ichthyomyzon gagei

Southern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon gagei) fish profile

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Scientific Name Ichthyomyzon gagei
Classified By Hubbs & Trautman, 1937
Common Name Southern brook lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Inhabits gravel and sand riffles, and runs of creeks and small rivers. Ammocoete larvae occur in flowing water near sand bars and debris. 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: Mississippi River basins, Tennessee River drainage and Gulf of Mexico Coast drainages from Ochlockonee River in Florida to Galveston Bay in Texas, USA.
Region North America
Range 37°N - 31°N
Maximum Length 17.0 cm
Common Length 12.0 cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=1,927)
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 4.09 s.e. 0.74 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