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Class: Cephalaspidomorphi
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae Northern lampreys
Subfamily: Lampetrinae
Genus: Lampetra

(See list of species below)



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11 species (see list below)

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Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Lampetra aepyptera (Abbott, 1860)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Lampetra aepyptera
[Least brook lamprey]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 12.8 cm TL

 
Lampetra alavariensis
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL

 
Lampetra auremensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31.1 cm TL

 
Lampetra ayresii
[Western American river lamprey]

Photo by Zauke, G.P.

Europe
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Zauke, G.P.
 
Lampetra fluviatilis
[River lamprey]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 31.7 cm TL
Lampetra lamottenii (Lesueur, 1827)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampetra lamottenii
[Brook lamprey]
No picture found
Asia

 
Lampetra lanceolata
[Turkish brook lamprey]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 13.3 cm TL

 
Lampetra lusitanica
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Lampetra pacifica
[Pacific brook lamprey]

Photo by Lorenzoni, M.

Europe
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Lampetra planeri (Bloch, 1784)

Photo by Lorenzoni, M.
 
Lampetra planeri
[European brook lamprey]

Photo by Goodman, D.

North America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Lampetra richardsoni Vladykov & Follett, 1965

Photo by Goodman, D.
 
Lampetra richardsoni
[Western brook lamprey]
11 Species of Family Petromyzontidae with Genus Lampetra
(Northern lampreys)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1860 Lampetra aepyptera Least brook lamprey North America 18 TL
2013 Lampetra alavariensis Europe 12.8 TL
2013 Lampetra auremensis Europe 12.1 TL
1870 Lampetra ayresii Western American river lamprey Eastern Pacific 31.1 TL
1758 Lampetra fluviatilis River lamprey Europe 50 TL
1827 Lampetra lamottenii Brook lamprey North America 31.7 TL
1972 Lampetra lanceolata Turkish brook lamprey Asia
2013 Lampetra lusitanica Europe 13.3 TL
1973 Lampetra pacifica Pacific brook lamprey North America
1784 Lampetra planeri European brook lamprey Europe 20 TL
1965 Lampetra richardsoni Western brook lamprey North America 17 TL



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