Pouched lamprey

It is a species of lamprey that occurs throughout much of the southern hemisphere.

The Pouched lamprey lives in the demersal, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

* Pouched lamprey, Geotria australis (Gray,1851) * Subfamily Mordaciinae * Genus Mordacia * Mordacia lapicida (Gray, 1851) More

The pouched lamprey is widespread in the Southern Hemisphere, occurring in the southwest and southeast corners of Australia, and New Zealand, Chile and Argentina. It spends some of its adult life in the open sea, where it lives as a parasite on other fish. More

that the southern hemisphere pouched lamprey, Geotria australis, has the potential for pentachromacy with the expression of five visual pigment (opsin) genes (LWS, SWS1, SWS2, RhA, RhB) in five different cone-like photoreceptor types for life in a brightly-lit environment exposed to a broad-spectrum of light. More

Pouched lamprey Geotria australis Pouched lamprey Geotria australis gouache paint More

is known that the pouched lamprey occurs in New Zealand, Western Australia, and Tasmania, and on both coasts of South America; the short-headed lamprey occurs only in southeast Australia and Tasmania. More

Pouched Lamprey is known from Australia, New Zealand, South America (e.g. Chile and Argentina), Falkland Islands and South Georgia (McDowall, 1990; Fernholm, 1990; Froese and Pauly, 2008). More

Common names

Anguila blanca in Spanish (español)
Avstraliyskaya minoga in Russian (русский язык)
Korokoro in German (Deutsch)
Korokoro in Maori (te reo Māori)
Lamprea in Spanish (español)
Lamprea de bolsa in Spanish (español)
Lamprey in English
Narrow-mouthed lamprey in English
Poset lampret in Danish (dansk)
Pouch lamprey in English
Pouched lamprey in English
Velasia in English
Wide-mouthed lamprey in English
минога австралийская in Russian (русский язык)
澳洲囊口七鰓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
澳洲囊口七鳃鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Petromyzontiformes
Family : Petromyzontidae
Genus : Geotria
Species : Geotria australis
Authority : Gray, 1851