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Eudontomyzon danfordi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA CEPHALASPIDOMORPHI PETROMYZONTIFORMES PETROMYZONTIDAE

Scientific Name: Eudontomyzon danfordi
Species Authority: Regan, 1911
Common Name(s):
English Carpathian Brook Lamprey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Justification:
A widespread species, known from the Tisza and Timis systems (Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary in the Danube drainage). It has a suspected slow decline with recent and on-going economic development (pollution, damming in headwaters) in eastern Europe. However, not at a rate to qualify the species for a threatened or Near Threatened category.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Danube drainage: Tisza and Timis systems (Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary).
Countries:
Native:
Hungary; Poland; Romania; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population: Suspected to be slowly declining.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Piedmont and montane zones in clear, well oxygenated brooks. Ammocoetes in detritus-rich sands or clay sediments.

Biology:
Predatory, freshwater resident. Ammocoetes stage lasts 3.5-4.5 years. Ammoecoetes feed on detritus and insect larvae; they usually metamorphose in July-August. Metamorphosis lasts 1-5 months and feeding starts in the following March. Spawns in spring, usually after one year of predatory life, in April-June in uppermost reaches of brooks. Dies after spawning. Adults feed on live and dead fish; they usually kill their prey and feed on body tissues or swallow the whole fish.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Locally threatened by damming in headwaters and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Eudontomyzon danfordi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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