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Lamprey

Lamprey

(Science: zoology) An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys have a round, sucking mouth, without jaws, but set with numerous minute teeth, and one to three larger teeth on the palate. There are seven small branchial openings on each side.

The common or sea lamprey of America and Europe (petromyzon marinus), which in spring ascends rivers to spawn, is considered excellent food by many, and is sold as a market fish in some localities. The smaller river lampreys mostly belong to the genus Ammocoeles, or Lampetra, as a. Fluviatilis, of Europe, and a. Aepypterus of America. All lampreys attach themselves to other fishes, as parasites, by means of the suckerlike mouth.

alternative forms: lamper eel, lamprel, and lampron.

Origin: oe. Lampreie, f. Lamproie, LL. Lampreda, lampetra, from L. Lambere to lick _ petra rock, stone. The lampreys are so called because they attach themselves with their circular mouths to rocks and stones, whence they are also called rocksuckers. See lap to drink, Petrify. Primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue.Pertaining to species of animals who do not possess a jaw bone.


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Re: Sea Lampreys

Had to drag out my zoology book. The lamprey of the Glakes is known as the Petromyzon marinus. Known to be very destructive to the Great lakes area. Interesting to note; these landlocked lampreys were first introduced to Lake Erie via Niagra ...

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by MichaelXY
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:16 pm
 
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Sea Lampreys

Hello, I am developing a policy paper for sea lamprey control in the great lakes, and I wanted to learn more about their anatomy just in case someone in the conference I am having asks a question of that sort. If you guys have or know of any journals ...

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by Darwin420
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:36 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

and here is more proof of my lesions that are littered by hagfish, sea lamprey and cloned with bt.poisioning....... Now i KNOW WHY THE DAMN GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT TO HELP US AND IT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE OUR GOVERNMENT GAVE US ANTHRAX!!! AND TO ADD TO THE ANTHRAX ...

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by London
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The Fiber Disease

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