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Class: Petromyzonti
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae Northern lampreys
Subfamily: Petromyzontinae
Genus: Ichthyomyzon

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North America
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Ichthyomyzon bdellium (Jordan, 1885)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ichthyomyzon bdellium
[Ohio lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ichthyomyzon castaneus Girard, 1858

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ichthyomyzon castaneus
[Chestnut lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Ichthyomyzon fossor Reighard & Cummins, 1916

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ichthyomyzon fossor
[Northern brook lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Ichthyomyzon gagei Hubbs & Trautman, 1937

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ichthyomyzon gagei
[Southern brook lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi Hubbs & Trautman, 1937

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi
[Mountain brook lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 39.2 cm TL
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Hubbs & Trautman, 1937

Photo by Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
[Silver lamprey]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ohio lamprey North America 30.5 TL 1885
Ichthyomyzon castaneus Chestnut lamprey North America 38 TL 1858
Ichthyomyzon fossor Northern brook lamprey North America 17 TL 1916
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern brook lamprey North America 17 TL 1937
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi Mountain brook lamprey North America 20 TL 1937
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Silver lamprey North America 39.2 TL 1937



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