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Lethenteron camtschaticum (Arctic lamprey; Darktail Alascan lamprey; Lamprey-eel; River eight-eye lamprey)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Arctic lamprey (Lethenteron camtschaticum) is a species of lamprey, a jawless fish in the order Petromyzontiformes. It inhabits coastal freshwater habitat types in the Arctic. Some populations are anadromous, spending part of their lives in the ocean. It is the most common and widespread lamprey in the Arctic region.
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Female Maturity [1]  4 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  4 years 6 months
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years
Migration [2]  Anadromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ivvavik National Park II 2382752 Yukon, Canada
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Tuktut Nogait National Park II 5761538 Northwest Territories, Canada

Prey / Diet


Acipenser baerii (Siberian sturgeon)[3]
Acipenser schrenckii (Amur sturgeon)[4]
Hucho taimen (Taimen)[3]
Huso dauricus (Siberian huso sturgeon)[3]


External References

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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
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
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.
4Endemic sturgeons of the Amur River: kaluga, Huso dauricus, and Amur sturgeon, Acipenser schrenckii, Mikhail L. Krykhtin & Victor G. Svirskii, Environmental Biology of Fishes 48: 231–239, 1997
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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