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

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

North America
Max. Length 18.8 cm TL
Lethenteron alaskense Vladykov & Kott, 1978

Photo by FAO
 
Lethenteron alaskense
[Alaskan brook lamprey]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lethenteron appendix (DeKay, 1842)

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Lethenteron appendix
[American brook lamprey]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Arctic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Lethenteron camtschaticum (Tilesius, 1811)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Lethenteron camtschaticum
[Arctic lamprey]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lethenteron kessleri (Anikin, 1905)

Photo by FAO
 
Lethenteron kessleri
[Siberian brook lamprey]
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Asia
Max. Length 17.4 cm TL

 
Lethenteron matsubarai
[]

Photo by FAO

Eurasia
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL
Lethenteron ninae Naseka, Tuniyev & Renaud, 2009

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Lethenteron ninae
[Western Transcaucasian lamprey]

Photo by Naseka, A.M.

Artic and Pacific Ocean d
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lethenteron reissneri (Dybowski, 1869)

Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Lethenteron reissneri
[Far Eastern brook lamprey]

Photo by Lorenzoni, M.

Europe
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lethenteron zanandreai (Vladykov, 1955)

Photo by Lorenzoni, M.
 
Lethenteron zanandreai
[Po brook lamprey]
8 Species of Family Petromyzontidae with Genus Lethenteron
(Northern lampreys)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1978 Lethenteron alaskense Alaskan brook lamprey North America 18.8 TL
1842 Lethenteron appendix American brook lamprey North America 35 TL
1811 Lethenteron camtschaticum Arctic lamprey Arctic 63 TL
1905 Lethenteron kessleri Siberian brook lamprey Asia 26 TL
1978 Lethenteron matsubarai Asia 17.4 TL
2009 Lethenteron ninae Western Transcaucasian lamprey Eurasia 16.4 TL
1869 Lethenteron reissneri Far Eastern brook lamprey Artic and Pacific Ocean d 26 TL
1955 Lethenteron zanandreai Po brook lamprey Europe 26 TL



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