This gallery offers 6 ClipArt illustrations of lampreys. Lampreys, also called lamprey eels, are parasitic marine animals that have no jaws.

This lamprey eel has a row of holes on its neck; these are openings that lead to its lungs; there are seven on each side, (Hooker, 1886).

Lamprey Eel

This lamprey eel has a row of holes on its neck; these are openings that lead to its lungs; there are…

Lampreys are widely distributed. They are found along the Atlantic coast and ascend the rivers. They attach themselves to fish by their sucking mouths.

Lamprey Eel

Lampreys are widely distributed. They are found along the Atlantic coast and ascend the rivers. They…

The gills in a lamprey are situated in a number of distinct sacs or pouches which recieve water from the throat, and open externally by a number of separate openings on the side of the neck.

Lamprey

The gills in a lamprey are situated in a number of distinct sacs or pouches which recieve water from…

The dissection of a female sea lamprey or Petromyzon marinus. ad, anterior dorsal cartilage; an, annular cartilage; au, auricle; bd, bile-duct; bp', basal plate; br, brain; cd, cardinal vein; d.ao, dorsal aorta; dm, dorsal muscles; ea, external gill aperture; ft, fibrous tissue; gr, groove canal; hp, basal plate to fontanelle; hv, hepatic vein; i, integument; i.ju; inferior jugular vein; int, intestine; ju, jugular; lg, lingual cartilage; lr, liver; m, buccal vavity; mv, median ventral cartilage; my, spinal cord; na, olfactory sac; na', pituitary pouch; na'', nasal aperture; na.c, nasal capsule; nc, notochord; n.ca, spinal canal; oc, cranial roof; oes, gullet; o.f, buccal funnel; ov, ovary; pc, pericardium; pd, posterior dorsal cartilage; pmt, protractor muscle of tongue; rmt; retractor of tongue; rt, respiratory tube; ss, lymph sinus; sv, sinus venosus; t, tongue; v, ventricle; v.ao, ventral aorta; vl, velum; vm, ventral muscles. -Parker, 1900

Lamprey Anatomy

The dissection of a female sea lamprey or Petromyzon marinus. ad, anterior dorsal cartilage; an, annular…

"The color is yellowish marked with brown. Like the sharks and rays is it without an air bladder; to prevent itself from being carried about by currents of water it prefquently attackes itself to stones by the mouth, whence it is called the <em>Stone-sucker</em>." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

European lamprey

"The color is yellowish marked with brown. Like the sharks and rays is it without an air bladder; to…

"The lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). I. Then entire animal; note the seven gill-slits of which the first is marked g.s., the nostril n., and the unpaired median fins. II. Ventral aspect of the head; u.t., upper teeth; l.t., lower teeth; p., the piston in the mouth. III. Upper surface of the head; n., the nostril with the pineal groove behind it; e., the eye." -Thomson, 1916

Sea Lamprey

"The lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). I. Then entire animal; note the seven gill-slits of which the first…