Arctic lamprey

The Arctic lamprey lives in the demersal, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 50 m environment.

Arctic lamprey (Lethenteron japonicum, formerly Lampetra japonica) is a freshwater species of lamprey that inhabits the Arctic. References - * Lethenteron japonicum (TSN 159703). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. More

harvested Arctic lampreys in a short, trial commercial fishing season. Along with selling the lampreys to a small market in Asia, the fishers agreed to provide information and specimens to help further understand the distribution, abundance and general biology of lampreys. More

Therea are two forms of arctic lamprey; the more common form is that of a parasitic, anadromous fish; the other is non-parasitic, dwarf, and inhabits fresh water. The parasitic form attacks some commercially important species such as salmon, lake trout and lake whitefish. More

Arctic lamprey (Lethenteron japonicum) > More

Arctic lamprey have an image problem. They're fish, but they don't look like fish. In fact, they're so unlike our usual image of a fish that we rarely notice them. More

fishery for Arctic lamprey on the Alaska’s lower Yukon River, where the average income is only $7,000 per year. “Lamprey….what is that ?” was the first response I got. My work was cut out. Boneless, parasitic lampreys are living fossils. More

in the kidney of the arctic lamprey, Lampetra japonica, living in Japan. Trophozoites (pseudoplasmodia with or without sporoblasts) existed predominantly in the lumina of proximal urinary tubules, but were rarely found in any other regions of the kidney. More

Arctic lamprey (Lethenteron japonicum), burbot (Lota lota), and Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis). Several species of ciscos (Coregonus spp.) are also found in the delta, including C. tugun, C. sardinella, C. peled, C. muskun, and C. nasus. More

Arctic lampreys are common during their June spawning season in the Moose River and have been collected in small numbers in the Swanson and Chickaloon river basins and in the Finger Lakes. This species is believed to be a non-parasitic freshwater resident on the Refuge. More

Common names

Arctic lamprey in English
arctic lamprey, Japanese lamprey (German: Arktische Lamprete) in English
Arktische Lamprete in German (Deutsch)
Arktisk flodlampret in Danish (dansk)
Arktisk niøye in Norwegian (Norsk)
Arktiskt Nejonöga in Swedish (Svenska)
Darktail Alascan lamprey in English
Idännahkiainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Japanese lamprey in Unknown
Kawa-yatsume in Japanese (日本語)
lamprey-eel in English
Lamproie arctique in French (français)
Lamproie fluviale in French (français)
Minóg japónski in Polish (polski)
River eight-eye lamprey in English
Shiberia-yatsume in Japanese (日本語)
Sibiriskt Nejonöga in Swedish (Svenska)
Tikhookeanskaja minoga in Russian (русский язык)
カワヤツメ in Japanese (日本語)
北极七鳃鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
北極七鰓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
日本七鰓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
日本七鳃鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
칠성장어 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Petromyzontiformes
Family : Petromyzontidae
Genus : Lampetra
Species : Lampetra camtschatica
Authority : Tilesius, 1811