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Petromyzon marinus (Eel sucker; Great sea lamprey; Green lamprey; Green sea lamprey; Lamper; Lamprey; Lamprey eel; Marine lamprey; Nannie nine eyes; Nine eyes; Sea lamprey; Shad lamprey; Spotted lamprey; Stone sucker; Sucker)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is a parasitic lamprey native to the Northern Hemisphere.
View Wikipedia Record: Petromyzon marinus

Invasive Species

Petromyzon marinus (sea lamprey) is an anadromous, eel-like fish that parasitically attaches and feeds on healthy fish. Petromyzon marinus is native to the east coast of the USA and the majority of the European coast but has been introduced to the Great Lakes through the canal system. Petromyzon marinus have contributed to the collapse of commercial fisheries and the extinction of three native species of cisco.
View ISSG Record: Petromyzon marinus

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.031 lbs (1.375 kg)
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Lithophils
Brood Guarder [2]  No
Maximum Longevity [1]  9 years
Migration [2]  Diadromous
Female Maturity [1]  8 years 9 months
Male Maturity [1]  8 years 9 months

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Laurentian Great Lakes Canada, United States Nearctic Large Lakes    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    
Northern British Isles Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Predators

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[3]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[3]

Providers

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Allopodocotyle lepomis[5]
Diplostomum huronense[5]
Echinorhynchus salmonis[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

Distribution

Adour; Africa-Inland Waters; Albania; Algeria; America, North - Inland waters; Arctic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Baltic Sea; Beaufort Sea; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canada; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Channel Islands; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; East Siberian Sea; Egypt; Elbe; England and Wales (UK); Estonia; Europe - Inland waters; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; Finland; France; Galician Shelf; Garonne; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Great Lakes; Greece; Greenland; Gulf of Mexico; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Laptev Sea; Latvia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Lithuania; Loire; Madeira Islands; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Monaco; Morocco; Nearctic; Netherlands; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Norway including Iceland and the Barents Sea, south to northern Africa. Throughout the western Mediterranean but absent from eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Western Atlantic: Labrador, Canada to Gulf of Mexico in Florida, ; Northeast Atlantic: Norway including Iceland and the Barents Sea, south to northern Africa. Throughout the western Mediterranean but absent from eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Western Atlantic: Labrador, Canada to Gulf of Mexico in Florida, USA. Landlocked in Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Oneida Lake and Lake Champlain, Canada/USA (Ref. 12269). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna) (Ref. 40476).; Northeast Atlantic: Norway including Iceland and the Barents Sea, south to northern Africa. Throughout the western Mediterranean but absent from eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Western Atlantic: Labrador, Canada to Gulf of Mexico in Florida, USA. Landlocked in Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Oneida Lake and Lake Champlain, Canada/USA (Ref. 12269). Vulnerable in Europe. Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna) (Ref. 40476).; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Northern Ireland; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Palearctic; Poland; Portugal; Rhine; Rhône; Russian Federation; Scotian Shelf; Scotland (UK); Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tagus; Tunisia; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); United Kingdom; West Greenland Shelf;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4, www.freshwaterecology.info, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012).
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
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