Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Cephalaspidomorphi > Order: Petromyzontiformes > Family: Petromyzontidae > Genus: Lethenteron > Species: Lethenteron camtschaticum

Arctic lamprey - Lethenteron camtschaticum (Tilesius, 1811)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arctic lamprey English Fishbase
Arktische Lamprete German Fishbase
Arktisk niøye Norwegian Fishbase
Idännahkiainen Finnish Fishbase
lamprey-eel English Fishbase
Lamproie arctique French Fishbase
Lamproie fluviale French Fishbase
Minóg japónski Polish Fishbase
River eight-eye lamprey English Fishbase
Tikhookeanskaja minoga Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Petromyzon japonicus Martens, 1868
Petromyzon borealis Girard, 1859
Petromyzon ernstii Dybowski, 1872
Lampetr japonica septentrionalis (Martens, 1868)
Lampetra mitsukurii major Hatta, 1811
Lampetra variegata Tilesius, 1811
Petromyzon marinus camtschaticus Tilesius, 1811
Petromyzon lumbricalis Pallas, 1814
Lethenteron japonicum (Martens, 1868)
Lampetra japonica (Martens, 1868)
Lampetra kessleri (non Anikin, 1905)
Ammocoetes aureus Bean, 1881
Lampetra aurea (Bean, 1881)
Lampetra variegata Tilesius, 1809
Entosphenus japonicus (Martens, 1868)
Lampetra fluviatilis japonica (Martens, 1868)
Lampetra borealis (Girard, 1858)
Lampetra japonica septentrionalis Berg, 1931
Entospheneus lamottei japonicus (Martens, 1868)
Lethenteron alaskense Vladykov & Kott, 1978
Petromyzon kameraticus Dybowski, 1869

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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