ammocoete


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ammocoete

the larva of a lamprey. It feeds by ciliary action similar to AMPHIOXUS.
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For each specimen total preserved length, as well as whether or not the lamprey was in the ammocoetes or adult (i.
Basin-scale patterns in the drift of embryonic and larval fishes and lamprey ammocoetes in two coastal rivers.
The adults die after having laid some 270 000 eggs, and the newly hatched lamprey, which are called ammocoetes, feed on detritus in a slow moving part of the river for several years before transforming into the adult lamprey.
gagei, but these two records were ammocoetes (UWZM 9981, 9982), and from our examination cannot be identified to species with certainty.