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 - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 105 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 2013-2018 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
PLH200002 Poland Narwiańskie Bagna Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
PLH060017 Poland Roztocze Środkowe Map
ROSCI0268 Romania Valea Vâlsanului Map
BG0000232 Bulgaria Batin Map
SKUEV0222 Slovakia Jelesna Map
BG0000533 Bulgaria Ostrovi Kozloduy Map
BG0000534 Bulgaria Ostrov Chayka Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
PLH180013 Poland Ostoja Góry Słonne Map
PLH100007 Poland Załęczański Łuk Warty Map
ROSCI0122 Romania Munții Făgăraș Map
SKUEV0382 Slovakia Turiec a Blatnicky potok 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
BG0000182 Bulgaria Orsoya Map
SKUEV0143 Slovakia Biely Vah Map
BG0002018 Bulgaria Ostrov Vardim Map
PLH140011 Poland Ostoja Nadbużańska Map
ROSCI0128 Romania Nordul Gorjului de Est Map
BG0000334 Bulgaria Ostrov Map
SKUEV0303 Slovakia Aluvium Hrona Map
BG0000247 Bulgaria Nikopolsko plato Map
BG0000614 Bulgaria Reka Ogosta Map
PLH100008 Poland Dolina Środkowej Pilicy Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
BG0000530 Bulgaria Pozharevo - Garvan Map
ROSCI0022 Romania Canaralele Dunării Map
PLH260001 Poland Dolina Krasnej Map
PLH260010 Poland Lasy Suchedniowskie Map
PLH200010 Poland Ostoja w Dolinie Górnej Narwi Map
SKUEV0142 Slovakia Hybica Map
BG0000498 Bulgaria Vidbol Map
BG0000529 Bulgaria Marten - Ryahovo Map
PLH200003 Poland Ostoja Suwalska Map
PLH240016 Poland Suchy Młyn Map
PLH140032 Poland Ostoja Nadliwiecka Map
PLH260032 Poland Ostoja Sobkowsko-Korytnicka Map
PLH300034 Poland Dolina Swędrni Map
PLH260040 Poland Lasy Cisowsko-Orłowińskie Map
PLH180053 Poland Dolna Wisłoka z Dopływami Map
PLH260015 Poland Dolina Czarnej Map
PLH260039 Poland Wzgórza Kunowskie Map
PLH260016 Poland Dolina Czarnej Nidy Map
PLH200023 Poland Dolina Pisy Map
PLH140029 Poland Kampinoska Dolina Wisły Map
PLH260018 Poland Dolina Górnej Pilicy Map
PLH260037 Poland Przełom Lubrzanki Map
PLH100021 Poland Grabia Map
PLH260020 Poland Dolina Mierzawy Map
PLH140025 Poland Dolina Środkowego Świdra Map
PLH260026 Poland Ostoja Brzeźnicka Map
CZ0713004 Czech Republic Račinka Map
PLH200024 Poland Ostoja Narwiańska Map
AT1218000 Austria Machland Süd Map
AT3223000 Austria Salzachauen, Salzburg Map
AT2218000 Austria Feistritzklamm/Herberstein Map
AT2111000 Austria Völkermarkter Stausee Map
AT2213000 Austria Steirische Grenzmur mit Gamlitzbach und Gnasbach Map
AT2210000 Austria Ennstaler Alpen/Gesäuse Map
AT2124000 Austria Untere Lavant Map
AT2114000 Austria Obere Drau Map
AT2236000 Austria Ober- und Mittellauf der Mur mit Puxer Auwald, Puxer Wand und Gulsen Map
AT1205A00 Austria Wachau Map
AT2205000 Austria Pürgschachen-Moos und ennsnahe Bereiche zwischen Selzthal und dem Gesäuseeingang 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 - Bleistätter Moor Map
AT2208000 Austria Lafnitztal - Neudauer Teiche Map
AT1217A00 Austria Strudengau - Nibelungengau 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
SKUEV1303 Slovakia Alúvium Hrona 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
AT3132000 Austria Machland Nord Map
AT3127000 Austria Eferdinger Becken Map
AT3131000 Austria Leitenbach Map
AT2138000 Austria Gurkmündung Map
SKUEV2222 Slovakia Jelesna Map
SKUEV0820 Slovakia Dolny tok Hrona 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

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Eudontomyzon hellenicum
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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