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Class: Cephalaspidomorphi
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Mordaciidae Southern topeyed lampreys

Genus: Mordacia

(See list of species below)



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3 species (see list below)

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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Mordacia lapicida (Gray, 1851)

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Mordacia lapicida
[Chilean lamprey]

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Southern Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Mordacia mordax (Richardson, 1846)

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Mordacia mordax
[Australian lamprey]

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Oceania
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Mordacia praecox Potter, 1968

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Mordacia praecox
[Australian brook lamprey]
3 Species of Family Mordaciidae with Genus Mordacia
(Southern topeyed lampreys)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1851 Mordacia lapicida Chilean lamprey Southeast Pacific 54 TL
1846 Mordacia mordax Australian lamprey Southern Ocean 50 TL
1968 Mordacia praecox Australian brook lamprey Oceania 50 SL



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