Ukrainian brook lamprey

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Ukrainian brook lamprey
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Cephalaspidomorphi
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae
Genus: Eudontomyzon
Species: E. mariae
Binomial name
Eudontomyzon mariae
(Berg, 1931)
Synonyms[2][3]
  • Lampetra mariae Berg 1931
  • Petromyzon ponticus Yashchenko 1896

The Ukrainian brook lamprey (Eudontomyzon mariae) is a species of lamprey in the Petromyzontidae family. It is found in brackish and freshwater areas in Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine. It Invaded the basin of the Volga River in 2001.[4]

Biology[edit]

The Ukrainian brook lamprey reaches a maximum length of 22 cm. It inhabits the mountain and foothill bodies of water containing clear water with strong currents. It is a non-parasitic lamprey. They are preyed on by chub and other species during spawning, which takes place on gravel and sand substrates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eudontomyzon mariae. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
  2. ^ "Petromyzontidae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Froese, R.; Pauly, D. (2017). "Petromyzontidae". FishBase version (02/2017). Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Лёвин Б. А. 2001. Находка украинской миноги Eudontomyzon mariae (Petromyzontidae) в Волжском бассейне. Вопросы ихтиологии. Т. 41. Вып. 6. С.849-850.

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