Petromyzonti (lampreys) > Petromyzontiformes
(Lampreys) > Petromyzontidae
(Northern lampreys) > Lampetrinae
Etymology: Lampetra: lambo (L.), to lick; petra (Gr.), rock or stone, referring to their suctorial behavior (adults attach to rocks during nest building and mating). (See ETYFish); lanceolata: Latin for lance-like, probably referring to how end of body tapers to a lance- or lancet-like point. (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; anadromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 43°N - 40°N, 27°E - 42°E
Asia: southern coast of the Black Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89241); common length : 12.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Freshwater. The Iyidere River, Turkey is 5 m above sea level. Ammocoetes are found in a mixture of coarse sand and organic detritus near the river banks overgrown by riparian vegetation. Adults nonparasitic. Spawning was observed over a rocky substrate on 20 April (2011, year of publication of this reference?) at 200 m upstream of the mouth of the Iyidere River, Turkey. The water depth was 0.3 m and the stream width was 1.5 m (Ref. 89241).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Holcík, J., 1986. Lampetra Bonnaterre, 1788. p. 247-248. In J. Holcík (ed.) The Freshwater fishes of Europe. Vol.1, Part I, Petromyzontiformes. (Ref. 12284)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00126 (0.00056 - 0.00284), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Semelparous species, assuming tm (= tmax) > 4).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).