Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Cephalaspidomorphi (lampreys) > Petromyzontiformes
(Lampreys) > Petromyzontidae
(Northern lampreys) > Lampetrinae
Etymology: Eudontomyzon: Greek, eu = good + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335); hellenicus: The specific epithet refers to Greece as the species' present distribution.
Possibly in the genus Caspiomyzon following the placement in Lang et al. (2009: Ref. 89370). The population from Louros drainage (eastern Greece) either belongs to Eudontomyzon stankokaramani or is a distinct undescribed species (Ref. 59043).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 12282). Temperate; 42°N - 40°N, 23°E - 25°E (Ref. 59043)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12282); max. published weight: 7.4000000953674 g (Ref. 12282)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 0. Distinguished from other species of the Genus by a rounded caudal fin, a non-predatory mode of life, 53-62 trunk myomeres, and gray to black color of the caudal fins.
Europe: Endemic to Greece. Known from three creeks in the Struma drainage.
A short-lived, freshwater non-parasitic lamprey which lives in shallow, clear, fairly fast-flowing brooks with gravelly substrate, some rocks and aquatic plants (Ref. 26100). Ammocoetes larvae live in detritus-rich sands and clay sediments (Ref. 59043). They are filter feeders on microorganisms, including green algae. Metamorphosis takes place in December. Reproduction takes place in January and May. Its existence is threatened by pollution and water obstruction (Ref. 26100). Maximal size up to 15.2 cm TL in Ref. 59043.
Renaud, C.B., 1986. Eudontomyzon hellenicus Vladykov, Renaud, Kott, and Economidis, 1982. p. 186-195. In J. Holcík (ed.) The freshwater fishes of Europe. Petromyzontiformes.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00126 (-0.19178 - 0.19430), b=2.98 (2.88 - 3.08), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .