Greek lamprey

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Greek lamprey
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Cephalaspidomorphi
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae
Genus: Caspiomyzon
Species: C. hellenicus
Binomial name
Caspiomyzon hellenicus
(Vladykov, Renaud, Kott & Economidis, 1982)

Eudontomyzon hellenicus Vladykov et al., 1982

The Greek lamprey (Caspiomyzon hellenicus) (also known as the Greek brook lamprey) is a species of jawless fish in the Petromyzontidae family. It is endemic to Greece. Its natural habitats are rivers and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat loss. This species may be better included in the genus Caspiomyzon. It is the most endangered species of lamprey. It lives only in the Strymon and Louros river basins.


  1. ^ "Petromyzontidae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017.