IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

Distribution

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Geographic Range

Lernaea cyprinacea has been recorded in many places around the world. It has been found in parts of Europe, such as Scandinavia, France, Italy, and Germany, all the way to Japan. The parasite is spread throughout Central Asia as well as in the southern regions of West Siberia. The spread of Lernaea cyprinacea northward is limited by temperature. It is an exceptionally thermophilic organism of southern origin, and it develops successfully only at high temperatures. Temperatures between 23-30°C are the most favorable for development.

Biogeographic Regions: indian ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )

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