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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lampetra aepyptera Least brook lamprey North America 18 TL 1860
Lampetra alavariensis Europe 12.8 TL 2013
Lampetra auremensis Europe 12.1 TL 2013
Lampetra ayresii Western river lamprey Eastern Pacific 31.1 TL 1870
Lampetra fluviatilis River lamprey Europe 50 TL 1758
Lampetra hubbsi Kern brook lamprey North America 14.2 TL 1976
Lampetra lanceolata Turkish brook lamprey Asia 14.1 TL 1972
Lampetra lusitanica Europe 13.3 TL 2013
Lampetra pacifica Pacific brook lamprey North America 17.5 TL 1973
Lampetra planeri European brook lamprey Europe 20.5 TL 1784
Lampetra richardsoni Western brook lamprey North America 17.3 TL 1965
Lampetra soljani Europe 12.6 TL 2017



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