Pheromone sends long-range signal: lamprey
Special glands in male sea lamprey gills help attract females from large distances by releasing a bile acid produced by the liver, which acts as a long-range sex pheromone.
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Petromyzon marinus Linnaeus, 1758
[Great sea lamprey, Green lamprey, Green sea lamprey, Lamper, Lamprey, Lamprey eel, Marine lamprey, Nannie nine eyes, Nine eyes, Sea lamprey, Shad lamprey, Spotted lamprey, Stone sucker, Sucker]
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern
Habitat(s): Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic, Wetlands
Some organism data provided by: FishBase
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Body washes, laundry detergents, dish soap. Mimicking compounds for lamprey control.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Cosmetic industry, cleaning products, pest control
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University