Species Name: Lampetra appendix
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened
Clear, cool streams. Adults spawn in pea gravel substrates, larvae live in areas with substrates consisting of fine sand and much, often in backwaters or stream margins.
Threats to Survival
Vulnerable to sedimentation, water temperature increases, pollutants, and extreme water level changes.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Maintain water quality and limit the impact human development has on their habitat.