IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Freshwater. Occurs in rivers, brooks, ponds, and lakes (Ref. 89241). Inhabits all types of rivers and streams, including brackish waters and enters floodplain meadows during high waters. Ammocoetes occur in detritus-rich sands or clay sediments (Ref. 59043). Parasitic; semelparous (Ref. 12218). Adults nonparasitic (Ref. 89241). Spawns in shallow water on sand-gravel bottom (Ref. 59043). Spawning period in Japan is from mid to late May. Fecundity, 495-2,942 eggs/female in Japan, with the long diameter of eggs varying from 0.98 to 1.37 mm and the short diameter from 0.86 to 1.25 mm (Ref. 89241).


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