Burrowing activities of the larval lamprey




Since the appearance in 1950 of Applegate's work on the sea lamprey in Michigan (U. S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Spec. Sci. Rept.; Fish, No. 55) and the subsequent development of means to control lampreys in the Great Lakes, biologists have accumulated much additional information on adult lampreys. Larval lampreys, however, are difficult animals to observe in the field, and many facets of their behavior are still unknown. While working with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I kept ammocetes in captivity, and was able to observe their burrowing activities.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Burrowing activities of the larval lamprey
Series title Copeia
DOI 10.2307/1440405
Volume 1959
Issue 3
Year Published 1959
Language English
Publisher American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Publisher location Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Copeia
First page 256
Last page 257
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