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 great lamprey, one of the Cyclostomata.

Lamprey

The great lamprey, one of the Cyclostomata.

"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…