Communal spawning of brook and river lampreys (Lampetra planeri and L. fluviatilis) is common in the Oir River

Abstract : The taxonomic status of river Lampreys (Lampetra fluviatilis) and brook lampreys (L. planeri) has been repeatedly questioned due to the high morphological similarity of these species. Here, we report a high frequency (54%) of communal spawning involving both species in the Lampetra redds of a French coastal river. These observations suggest that reproductive isolation between the two species may not be as strong as previously supposed.
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E. Lasne, Richard Sabatié, G. Evanno. Communal spawning of brook and river lampreys (Lampetra planeri and L. fluviatilis) is common in the Oir River. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2010, 19 (3), pp.323-325. ⟨10.1111/j.1600-0633.2010.00428.x⟩. ⟨hal-00729462⟩

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