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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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12 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]

Photo by Mateus, C.S.

Europe
Max. Length 12.8 cm TL
Lampetra alavariensis Mateus, Alves, Quintella & Almeida, 2013

Photo by Mateus, C.S.
 
Lampetra alavariensis
[]

Photo by Mateus, C.S.

Europe
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL
Lampetra auremensis Mateus, Alves, Quintella & Almeida, 2013

Photo by Mateus, C.S.
 
Lampetra auremensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31.1 cm TL
Lampetra ayresii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by FAO
 
Lampetra ayresii
[Western 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 FAO

North America
Max. Length 14.2 cm TL
Lampetra hubbsi (Vladykov & Kott, 1976)

Photo by FAO
 
Lampetra hubbsi
[Kern brook lamprey]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL
Lampetra lanceolata Kux & Steiner, 1972

Photo by FAO
 
Lampetra lanceolata
[Turkish brook lamprey]

Photo by Mateus, C.S.

Europe
Max. Length 13.3 cm TL
Lampetra lusitanica Mateus, Alves, Quintella & Almeida, 2013

Photo by Mateus, C.S.
 
Lampetra lusitanica
[]

Photo by FAO

North America
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Lampetra pacifica Vladykov, 1973

Photo by FAO
 
Lampetra pacifica
[Pacific brook lamprey]

Photo by Hanel, L.

Europe
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Lampetra planeri (Bloch, 1784)

Photo by Hanel, L.
 
Lampetra planeri
[European brook lamprey]

Photo by Goodman, D.

North America
Max. Length 17.3 cm TL
Lampetra richardsoni Vladykov & Follett, 1965

Photo by Goodman, D.
 
Lampetra richardsoni
[Western brook lamprey]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Lampetra soljani
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12 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 river lamprey Eastern Pacific 31.1 TL
1758 Lampetra fluviatilis River lamprey Europe 50 TL
1976 Lampetra hubbsi Kern brook lamprey North America 14.2 TL
1972 Lampetra lanceolata Turkish brook lamprey Asia 14.1 TL
2013 Lampetra lusitanica Europe 13.3 TL
1973 Lampetra pacifica Pacific brook lamprey North America 17.5 TL
1784 Lampetra planeri European brook lamprey Europe 20.5 TL
1965 Lampetra richardsoni Western brook lamprey North America 17.3 TL
2017 Lampetra soljani Europe 12.6 TL



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