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Family: Mordaciidae Southern topeyed lampreys



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

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Mordacia lapicida
[Chilean lamprey]



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

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Mordacia mordax
[Shorthead lamprey]



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

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Mordacia praecox
[Non-parasitic lamprey]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mordacia lapicida Chilean lamprey Southeast Pacific 54 TL 1851
Mordacia mordax Shorthead lamprey Southern Ocean 50 TL 1846
Mordacia praecox Non-parasitic lamprey Oceania 50 SL 1968



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