Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Cephalaspidomorphi > Order: Petromyzontiformes > Family: Petromyzontidae > Genus: Eudontomyzon > Species: Eudontomyzon hellenicus

Greek brook lamprey - Eudontomyzon hellenicus Vladykov, Renaud, Kott & Economidis, 1982

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 86 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 2483


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE7136301 Germany 'Weltenburger Enge' und 'Hirschberg und Altmühlleiten' Map
DE7136304 Germany Donauauen zwischen Ingolstadt und Weltenburg Map
DE7245301 Germany Bayerwaldbäche um Schöllnach und Eging am See Map
DE7245302 Germany Nadelwälder der Schwanenkirchner Tertiärbucht Map
DE7939301 Germany Innauen und Leitenwälder Map
PLH200002 Poland Narwiańskie Bagna Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
ROSCI0268 Romania Valea Vâlsanului Map
DE7045371 Germany Oberlauf des Regens und Nebenbäche Map
DE7630371 Germany Schmuttertal Map
BG0000232 Bulgaria Batin Map
BG0000533 Bulgaria Ostrovi Kozloduy Map
BG0000534 Bulgaria Ostrov Chayka Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
ROSCI0122 Romania Munții Făgăraș Map
BG0000335 Bulgaria Karaboaz Map
BG0000199 Bulgaria Tsibar Map
BG0000532 Bulgaria Ostrov Bliznatsi Map
BG0000608 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
BG0000181 Bulgaria Reka Vit Map
BG0000497 Bulgaria Archar Map
ROSCI0194 Romania Piatra Craiului Map
ROSCI0258 Romania Văile Brătiei și Brătioarei Map
DE7246371 Germany Ilz-Talsystem Map
BG0000182 Bulgaria Orsoya Map
BG0002018 Bulgaria Ostrov Vardim Map
ROSCI0128 Romania Nordul Gorjului de Est Map
BG0000334 Bulgaria Ostrov Map
DE8038371 Germany Rotter Forst und Rott Map
BG0000247 Bulgaria Nikopolsko plato Map
DE8138371 Germany Auer Weidmoos mit Kalten und Kaltenaue Map
BG0000614 Bulgaria Reka Ogosta Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
DE7744371 Germany Salzach und Unterer Inn Map
BG0000530 Bulgaria Pozharevo - Garvan Map
ROSCI0022 Romania Canaralele Dunării Map
PLH260001 Poland Dolina Krasnej Map
DE7447371 Germany Donau von Kachlet bis Jochenstein mit Inn- und Ilzmündung Map
DE7742371 Germany Inn und Untere Alz Map
DE7145371 Germany Wiesengebiete u. Wälder um den Brotjackelriegel und um Schöllnach Map
BG0000498 Bulgaria Vidbol Map
BG0000529 Bulgaria Marten - Ryahovo Map
DE7348371 Germany Moore im Bereich Sonnen-Wegscheid mit Abschnitten des Rannatals Map
PLH240016 Poland Suchy Młyn Map
PLH300034 Poland Dolina Swędrni Map
PLH260040 Poland Lasy Cisowsko-Orłowińskie Map
PLH260015 Poland Dolina Czarnej Map
PLH260039 Poland Wzgórza Kunowskie Map
PLH260016 Poland Dolina Czarnej Nidy Map
PLH260018 Poland Dolina Górnej Pilicy Map
PLH260037 Poland Przełom Lubrzanki Map
PLH260020 Poland Dolina Mierzawy Map
PLH140025 Poland Dolina Środkowego Świdra Map
PLH260026 Poland Ostoja Brzeźnicka Map
PLH200024 Poland Ostoja Narwiańska Map
AT2111000 Austria Völkermarkter Stausee Map
AT2213000 Austria Steirische Grenzmur mit Gamlitzbach und Gnasbach Map
AT2124000 Austria Untere Lavant Map
AT2114000 Austria Obere Drau Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT2120000 Austria Schütt - Graschelitzen Map
AT1201A00 Austria Waldviertler Teich-, Heide- und Moorlandschaft Map
AT1219000 Austria Niederösterreichische Alpenvorlandflüsse Map
AT2116000 Austria Görtschacher Moos - Obermoos im Gailtal Map
AT2126000 Austria Tiebelmündung Map
AT1216000 Austria Tullnerfelder Donau-Auen Map
AT1122916 Austria Lafnitztal Map
AT1202000 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
AT2225000 Austria Demmerkogel-Südhänge, Wellinggraben mit Sulm-, Saggau- und Laßnitzabschnitten und Pößnitzbach Map
ROSCI0321 Romania Moldova Superioară Map
ROSCI0280 Romania Buzăul Superior Map
ROSCI0316 Romania Lunca Râului Doamnei Map
ROSCI0362 Romania Râul Gilort Map
ROSCI0379 Romania Râul Suceava Map
ROSCI0328 Romania Obcinele Bucovinei Map
BG0000631 Bulgaria Novo selo Map
HR2001308 Croatia Donji tok Drave Map
HR2000394 Croatia Kopački rit Map
HR2000372 Croatia Dunav - Vukovar Map
HR2001309 Croatia Dunav S od Kopačkog rita Map
AT3131000 Austria Leitenbach Map
AT2138000 Austria Gurkmündung Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Greek brook lamprey English Fishbase
Lamproie de ruisseau grecque French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Eudontomyzon mariae Economidis, 1972
Eudontomyzon hellenicum Vladykov, Renaud, Kott & Economidis, 1982

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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