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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

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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.