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

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North America
Max. Length 18.8 cm TL
Lethenteron alaskense Vladykov & Kott, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lethenteron alaskense
[Alaskan brook lamprey]



North America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lethenteron appendix (DeKay, 1842)

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Lethenteron appendix
[American brook lamprey]



Arctic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Lethenteron camtschaticum (Tilesius, 1811)

Photo by Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Lethenteron camtschaticum
[Arctic lamprey]



Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lethenteron kessleri (Anikin, 1905)

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Lethenteron kessleri
[Siberian brook lamprey]
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Max. Length 17.4 cm TL

 
Lethenteron matsubarai
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Eurasia
Max. Length 16.6 cm TL
Lethenteron ninae Naseka, Tuniyev & Renaud, 2009

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Lethenteron ninae
[Western Transcaucasian lamprey]



Artic and Pacific Ocean d
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lethenteron reissneri (Dybowski, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Lethenteron reissneri
[Far Eastern brook lamprey]



Europe
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Lethenteron zanandreai (Vladykov, 1955)

Photo by Photo by Lorenzoni, M.
 
Lethenteron zanandreai
[Po brook lamprey]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lethenteron alaskense Alaskan brook lamprey North America 18.8 TL 1978
Lethenteron appendix American brook lamprey North America 35 TL 1842
Lethenteron camtschaticum Arctic lamprey Arctic 63 TL 1811
Lethenteron kessleri Siberian brook lamprey Asia 26 TL 1905
Lethenteron matsubarai Asia 17.4 TL 1978
Lethenteron ninae Western Transcaucasian lamprey Eurasia 16.6 TL 2009
Lethenteron reissneri Far Eastern brook lamprey Artic and Pacific Ocean d 26 TL 1869
Lethenteron zanandreai Po brook lamprey Europe 26 TL 1955



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