Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Piscicola geometra   (Linnaeus, 1761)

Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Piscicola geometra
Piscicola geometra
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Clitellata | Rhynchobdellida | Piscicolidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; freshwater; brackish.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic: Sweden.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In the Baltic Sea, generally inhabits the marine region (Ref. 95752). Both infaunal and epifaunal on Zostera eelgrass (Ref. 95819). Adults, when not attached to a host, is free living, possibly on and beneath stones and macrophytes (Ref. 95835). Semi-mobile; parasitic (Refs. 95728, 95752). Members of the class Clitellata are copulating hermaphrodites. The clitellum, their distinctive feature from polychaetes, serves as a tool in reproduction. It secretes mucus for copulation and forms a cocoon where eggs and albumen are deposited. Life cycle: Zygotes develop in the cocoon and emerge as juveniles which later develop into adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Clitellata are copulating hermaphrodites. The clitellum, their distinctive feature from polychaetes, serves as a tool in reproduction. It secretes mucus for copulation and forms a cocoon where eggs and albumen are deposited. Life cycle: Zygotes develop in the cocoon and emerge as juveniles which later develop into adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Snoeijs, P., K. Mo and S. Statens. 1987. (Ref. 95961)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


| FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Common names
Synonyms
Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown