|Scientific Name:||Lampetra planeri|
|Species Authority:||(Bloch, 1784)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kottelat, M. & Smith, K.|
Still rare in some areas, but populations have markedly recovered following earlier pollution problems in central Europe.
European Union 27 = LC. Same rationale as above.
|Range Description:||Great Britain north to Scottish highlands, rivers draining to North Sea north to Scotland and about Stavanger (Norway), Baltic Sea basin, Atlantic as far south as Adour drainage (France, Spain) and an isolated population in Tagus (Portugal), Mediterranean basin in France and western Italy (south to about Tevere drainage). Locally in Ireland, upper Volga, upper Danube and some of their tributaries, and Pescara drainage on Adriatic coast of Italy.|
Native:Andorra; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Found in the lowland, piedmont and montane zone in clear, well oxygenated brooks. Ammocoetes live in detritus-rich sands or clay sediments.
Non-predatory, freshwater resident. Timing of spawning season depends on latitude when temperature exceeds 9°C, starting in February in Italy and mid-June in Finland. Spawning individuals cease their normal daylight avoidance reaction and reproduce on sunny days. Males dig a shallow nest in habitats with moderate current. Spawners form large aggregations. Dies after spawning. Single individuals may survive until September. Ammocoetes stage usually lasts 21/2-3 1/2 years. Feeds on detritus and micro-organisms, starts metamorphosis in June-July (fully transformed individuals usually found in September), overwinters and spawns following spring. There are indications that L. planeri might be an heterogeneous (polyphyletic) assemblage of several lineages evolved independently from different populations of L. fluviatilis (see family introduction).
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available.|
Espanhol, R., Almeida, P.R. and Alves, M.J. 2007. Evolutionary history of lamprey paried species Lampreta fluviatilis (L.) and Lampreta planeri (Bloch) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA variation. Molecular Ecology 16: 1909-1924.
Hardisty. 1986. in: Holcík, J. (ed.) The freshwater fishes of Europe. 1, Part I. Petromyzontiformes. Aula, Wiesbaden.
Hardisty, M.W., Potter, I.C. and Sturge, R. 1970. A comparison of the metamorphosing and macrophthalmia stages of the lampreys Lampetra fluviatilis and L. planeri.
Hardisty, W.M. 1961. Oocyte numbers as a diagnostic character for the identification of ammocoete species.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.
Potter, I.C. and Osborne, T.S. 1975. The systematics of British larval lampreys.
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. 2013. Lampetra planeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.|