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Table 4 Highlights of local ecological knowledge (LEK) on sea lamprey reproduction (N = 40)

From: Ethnozoological knowledge of traditional fishing villages about the anadromous sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in the Minho river, Portugal

Reproductive behavior

Fishers (N)

Spawning areas (villages)

Citations

Females found males to reproduce

09

Melgaço

26

Males found females to reproduce

09

Monção

18

No rules for this reproductive behavior

01

Valença

09

Do not know

21

Vila Nova de Cerveira

05

Breeding season (months)

Citations

Lamprey death season (Months)

Citations

April

28

April

15

May

23

May

18

January

10

June

11

June

09

  

March

07

  

February

06