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Durham University

Department of Biosciences

Academic Staff

Publication details for Dr Martyn Lucas

Gaudron, SM & Lucas, MC (2006). First evidence of attraction of adult river lamprey in the migratory phase to larval odour. Journal of Fish Biology 68(2): 640-644.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1112
  • Keywords: ammocoetes; attraction; Lampetra fluvialitis; pheromone; two-choiceflumeUNIQUE BILE-ACIDS; SEA LAMPREY; PETROMYZON-MARINUS; PHEROMONE; WATER

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Sexually immature, adult river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis in the
upstream migratory phase, were shown to be attracted to water
conditioned with ammocoete larvae when tested using a two-choice flume.
Although preliminary, the data suggest that migrating adult river
lamprey may be attracted to larval putative pheromone as recorded in
sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus.