Observations on Giant American Brook Lampreys (Lampetra appendix)

@article{Cochran2008ObservationsOG,
  title={Observations on Giant American Brook Lampreys (Lampetra appendix)},
  author={P. A. Cochran},
  journal={Journal of Freshwater Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={161 - 164}
}
  • P. A. Cochran
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Journal of Freshwater Ecology
  • ABSTRACT The American brook lamprey (Lampetra appendix) does not feed after metamorphosis from the larval stage, and is typically much smaller than lampreys that feed as parasites or predators of other fishes. However, relatively large “giants” have occasionally been reported from Great Lakes tributaries, and one hypothesis is that they have fed parasitically after metamorphosis. I describe here two additional giant specimens from tributaries of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The presence of… CONTINUE READING
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