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

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North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Lampetra aepyptera (Abbott, 1860)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Lampetra aepyptera
[Least brook lamprey]



Europe
Max. Length 12.8 cm TL
Lampetra alavariensis Mateus, Alves, Quintella & Almeida, 2013

Photo by Photo by Mateus, C.S.
 
Lampetra alavariensis
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Europe
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL
Lampetra auremensis Mateus, Alves, Quintella & Almeida, 2013

Photo by Photo by Mateus, C.S.
 
Lampetra auremensis
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31.1 cm TL
Lampetra ayresii (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lampetra ayresii
[Western river lamprey]



Europe
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Zauke, G.P.
 
Lampetra fluviatilis
[River lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 14.2 cm TL
Lampetra hubbsi (Vladykov & Kott, 1976)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lampetra hubbsi
[Kern brook lamprey]



Asia
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL
Lampetra lanceolata Kux & Steiner, 1972

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Lampetra lanceolata
[Turkish brook lamprey]



Europe
Max. Length 13.3 cm TL
Lampetra lusitanica Mateus, Alves, Quintella & Almeida, 2013

Photo by Photo by Mateus, C.S.
 
Lampetra lusitanica
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North America
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Lampetra pacifica Vladykov, 1973

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Lampetra pacifica
[Pacific brook lamprey]



Europe
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Lampetra planeri (Bloch, 1784)

Photo by Photo by Hanel, L.
 
Lampetra planeri
[European brook lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 17.3 cm TL
Lampetra richardsoni Vladykov & Follett, 1965

Photo by Photo by Goodman, D.
 
Lampetra richardsoni
[Western brook lamprey]
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Max. Length 12.6 cm TL

 
Lampetra soljani
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12 species

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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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