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Giant American brook lampreys, Lampetra lamottei, in the upper Great Lakes

Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada

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DOI: 10.1139/f71-089

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Abstract

Five female American brook lampreys, Lampetra lamottei, collected in lakes Michigan and Huron averaged nearly twice as long and about six times as heavy as American brook lampreys of normal size. Three factors suggested that the giant lampreys may have fed parasitically after metamorphosis: morphological adaptations of the species for parasitic life, their large size, and absence of extremely large ammocetes among a million sampled.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Giant American brook lampreys, Lampetra lamottei, in the upper Great Lakes
Series title:
Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
DOI:
10.1139/f71-089
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Publisher:
NRC Research Press
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
616
Last page:
620
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N