Northern brook lamprey

Lampreys are long, slender fish-like animals, lacking lower jaws, which results in a downward facing mouth.

The Northern brook lamprey lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS: The northern brook lamprey is a non-parasitic fish. It reaches six inches in length. Like other lampreys, it has a single, round sucker-like mouth disc, but its disc is narrower than the body width where the gill openings are found. More

The Northern Brook Lamprey or Ichthyomyzon fossor is a fish (though not a true fish, see Lamprey) typically found in North America. Lampreys are identified as a long and slender fish, but lacking lower jaws which results in a downward facing mouth. More

Northern Brook LampreyIchthyomyzon fossor Reighard and Cummins, 1916 Lampreys Printer Friendly Version (PDF) Identifying Characteristics The northern brook lamprey is a small fish that resembles an eel. More

Features: The Northern Brook Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon fossor) has the characteristic features of lampreys - a round mouth and teeth arranged in a circle - but this species is non- parasitic and the larvae feed on diatoms and protozoans. More

Northern brook lamprey-Ichthyomyzon fossor Native: Yes State Rank: S? ITIS Code: 159726 National Rank: N4 Global Rank: G4 Modeled By: Anna Loan-Wilsey State More

Spawning: Northern brook lamprey spawn in May or June when water temperatures are between 12oC and 16oC. Spawning usually takes place in a shallow, pool-riffle, high-gradient stretch of stream. Males build a nest by moving small stones and sand with their mouth and body. More

The northern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon fossor) is nonparasitic. This little lamprey is rare throughout its limited Great Lakes and Midwest range, and is found in Pennsylvania only in a small portion of the northwest part of the state. More

The Northern Brook Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence) a Species at Risk in Ontario = The Great Lakes - Upper St. More

Ohio lamprey, mountain brook lamprey, and Northern brook lamprey in Ohio. Ohio and mountain brook lampreys have bicuspid, or have 2 points on their teeth, and more than 55 myomeres between the last gill opening and the anus. Additionally the mountain brook lamprey is non-parasitic. More

Northern brook lamprey (not parasitic); found in the Brule River, Red Cedar River & tributaries, Peshtigo River tributaries. 4. More

1 of 3 northern brook lamprey photos inthe UM collection2nd of 3 northern brook lamprey photos inthe UM collection Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. More

The northern brook lamprey is rare in New York because of its limited distribution in the state. When the state rarity rank of S1 was assigned in 1983, the fish was confirmed in only one creek in western New York. More

northern brook lampreys are found in the St. Louis River. Although American brook lamprey haven't been found in Minnesota tributaries, they are abundant in other streams in the basin. More

NORTHERN BROOK LAMPREY Ichthyomyzon fossor: Secure. Occasional in streams and small rivers in the central and northern parts of the state, particularly in the Chippewa, middle Wisconsin, Wolf, and Menominee drainages. More

species - the northern brook lamprey and the American brook lamprey - are non-parasitic filter feeders similar in size and habits to sea lamprey ammocoetes. More

northern brook lamprey and the silver lamprey, suggesting that several lamprey species utilize the same spawning sites Distribution- The species is now rare and erratic in distribution but probably more generally distributed than available records indicate. More

Common names

lamproie du nord in French (français)
Nordstatslampret in Danish (dansk)
northern brook lamprey in English
北方魚吸鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
北方鱼吸鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Petromyzontiformes
Family : Petromyzontidae
Genus : Ichthyomyzon
Species : Ichthyomyzon fossor
Authority : Reighard and Cummins, 1916