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Vancouver lamprey (Lampetra macrostoma) fish profile

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Scientific Name Lampetra macrostoma
Classified By Beamish, 1982
Common Name Vancouver lamprey
Class Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)
Order Lampreys (Petromyzontiformes)
Family Lampreys (Petromyzontidae)
Biology Spawns on shallow gravel bars in freshwater lakes or the mouths of creeks flowing into lakes. Ammocoetes larvae occur in silt, mud, or sand in quiet water.
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: southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Occurrence in USA needs confirmation.
Region North America
Range 48°N - 47°N
Maximum Length 25.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=2-4)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Data deficient (DD)
Human Uses Fisheries: of no interest
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.17 s.e. 0.71 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