Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Petromyzonti (lampreys) > Petromyzontiformes
(Lampreys) > Petromyzontidae
(Northern lampreys) > Lampetrinae
Etymology: Eudontomyzon: Greek, eu = good + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335).
This species is questionably a junior synonym of Eudontomyzon mariae (Berg, 1931) in Renaud (2011; Re. 89241:41). Please send references, or more studies are needed. Considered a subspecies of Eudontomyzon mariae by authors (Ref. 12283).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 50°N - 43°N, 13°E - 27°E (Ref. 59043)
Europe: Upper and middle Danube drainage: Sava, Drava systems and west Drava tributaries; lower Danube drainage. Locally present in Timis and Olt systems. Not recorded from Tisza and Cerna systems.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 0. With 61 - 67 trunk myomeres; trunk not mottled in live ammocoetes. The caudal fin is hyaline, of a spade-like shape.
Adults inhabit clear, well-oxygenated brooks in piedmont and mountain zones. They are non-parasitic and remain in freshwater. Ammocoetes live in detritus-rich sands or clay sediments. Ammocoete stage lasts 3.5-4.5 years. Ammocoetes feed on detritus and micro-organisms. They metamorphose in July - September and spawn in March - May. Males dig shallow nests in habitats with moderate currents (Ref. 59043). Males and females die after spawning.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Males dig shallow nests in habitats with moderate current. Spawning occurs when temperature reach 7-10°C at higher elevations (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00117 (0.00051 - 0.00272), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .