Vancouver lamprey

The Vancouver lamprey lives in the demersal, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

Many of the fish on which the Vancouver lamprey preys are found wounded or scarred but alive, suggesting the lamprey often feeds without killing its prey. More

The Vancouver lamprey (Lampetra macrostoma) in southern Vancouver Island is endemic to the ecoregion. Several other lampreys and sticklebacks appear to be endemic taxa, but have not been formally described as species. More

Brief Description of Vancouver Lamprey and Its Habitat Vancouver lamprey (Lampetra macrostoma) is derived from the Pacific lamprey (L. tridentata). Based on its unique morphological and physiological traits, primarily its large oral disk and physiological adaptation to freshwater, L. macrostoma was deemed a separate species. More

Common names

Lake lamprey in English
Sølampret in Danish (dansk)
Vancouver lamprey in English
大口七鰓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
大口七鳃鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
大口楔齒七鰓鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
大口楔齿七鳃鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Petromyzontiformes
Family : Petromyzontidae
Genus : Lampetra
Species : Lampetra macrostoma
Authority : Beamish, 1982