lamprey

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lamprey

a jawless fish of the class AGNATHA.
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Lamprey behavior and potential threats to survival of migrating lamprey ammocoetes and macrophthalmia.
Eyed lampreys were identified to species by dentition; ammocoetes, in which developing eyes are covered with skin, were grouped into a single category.
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.