Silver lamprey

Aside from the obvious lamprey characteristics the dorsal fin may be notched slightly but not divided into two separate parts, all the teeth are well developed and the mouth, when expanded is wider than the head.

The Silver lamprey lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

Silver Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis) The silver lamprey is generally distributed along the Great Lakes and in the large tributaries of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers from Minnesota to Nebraska, Tennessee and West Virginia. More

Silver lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis) Conservation status Least Concern Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Cephalaspidomorphi More

The silver lamprey is one of seven lamprey species found in Ohio. This species is one of the two native parasitic species but they rarely if ever actually kill their host fish. More

Silver lamprey (Icthyomyzon unicuspis) are native to both the Red River basin and the Rainy River basin, including Lake of the Woods. More

Silver lamprey (parasitic); found in the Mississippi River and Chippewa, Embarrass Rivers. It feeds on carp, catfish, walleyes, northern pike, suckers, sturgeons, and paddlefish. 2. More

The silver lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Hubbs & Trautman) was not reported by early investigators in the Red River basin. More

Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Hubbs & Trautman, the silver lamprey, was first reported by Renard et al. (1985) from three sites on the Red River (Figure A2). More

Durfey said silver lampreys can be found in most streams in the Lake Champlain basin, and are particularly common in the Mettawee River in the southeastern Adirondacks. Silver lampreys grow to a length of 12 inches, their upper bodies silvery or bluish. More

TN00171 SILVER LAMPREY ICHTHYOMYZON UNICUSPIS Tennessee Animal Biogeographic System TABS = version 12/2002 Taxonomy Status Distribution Habitat Associations Food More

1 of 3 silver lamprey photos in the UM collection2nd of 3 silver lamprey photos inthe UM collection Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site. More

Silver Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis) Back to the Lamprey Family | Back to Fish Images More

In the Lake Superior Basin, the silver lamprey is most affected by lampricide treatments. It "has more in common with the sea lamprey than the smaller non-parasitic brook lampreys," said John Weisser, a fisheries biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which applies lampricide in U.S. More

lamprey can be distinguished from the silver lamprey based on morphological features. It is often not possible to differentiate larvae (ammocoetes) of the northern brook lamprey from other lamprey species based on morphological features (Smith 1985). More

Habitat: The silver lamprey will live most of its mature life in lakes and large rivers and return to inland stream to spawn. Larvae live in their natal streams for years. Lampreys can tolerate a wide range of conditions. More

Silver lamprey Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Silver lamprey Ichthyomyzon unicuspis gouache paint More

* Distinguished from the Silver Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis) by: * continuous dorsal fin without the double lobes * mouth a sucking disc, but the circumoral teeth are nearly all bicuspid, or two More

Common names

lamproie argentée in French (français)
silver lamprey in English
Sølvlampret in Danish (dansk)
尖端魚吸鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
尖端鱼吸鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Petromyzontiformes
Family : Petromyzontidae
Genus : Ichthyomyzon
Species : Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
Authority : Hubbs and Trautman, 1937