Past Research Project
The lamprey genus Lethenteron is widely distributed across Eurasia and North America, including vast regions of Canada. In a recent, comprehensive, taxonomic study of lampreys of the world, the genus was strongly identified as a distinct group using genetic tools. However, the evolutionary relationships of the majority of the species were difficult to understand. The purpose of this collaborative study, involving two Canadian and two Russian ichthyologists, is to revise the genus across its range and resolve these taxonomic questions.
Principal investigator: Claude Renaud.
Prof. Richard Cloutier, Université du Québec à Rimouski (website in French)
Prof. Philip A. Cochran, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Dr. Margaret F. Docker, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Howard S. Gill, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Dr. Alexander M. Naseka, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
Prof. Ian C. Potter, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia