ohio lamprey

Scientific name Ichthyomyzon bdellium
Descriptor Jordan
Year of description 1885
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Petromyzontidae
Genus Ichthyomyzon
Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ichthyomyzon bdellium

Introduction

Ichthyomyzon bdellium, commonly known as ohio lamprey, is a fresh water fish from the North America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm

How to recognize the ohio lamprey ?

The ohio lamprey measures between 20 and 30 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The ohio lamprey is a fish solitary naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu
  • Migratory species
    Yes

The ohio lamprey is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu. This species is amphidromous. It gives birth to larvae in fresh water which are immediately carried by the current of the rivers to the sea. These develop in salt water until a juvenile stage and then migrate from the sea to the interior of the land to continue their growth.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    15 - 25 °C
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

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