European brook lamprey

Unlike most species of lamprey, the adults do not migrate to sea nor do they have a parasitic phase.

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European brook lamprey and the Western brook lamprey) is a jawless fish found in the European part of the Atlantic Ocean, the northwest Mediterranean, and on the European continent.This lamprey is the most common north european species and is also the smallest. More

Order : Petromyzontiformes
Family : Petromyzontidae
Genus : Lampetra
Species : Lampetra planeri
Authority : Bloch, 1784