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Sea Lamprey

Sea LampreyScientific name: Petromyzon marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)

Common name: Sea Lamprey

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Native To: Atlantic Ocean (NAS Database)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in Lake Ontario in 1835 (though whether or not it is native to Lake Ontario is disputed); first discovered in Lake Erie in 1921 (NAS Database)

Means of Introduction: Spread into the Great Lakes through the Welland Canal (NAS Database)

Impact: Preys on native species (NAS Database)

Current U.S. Distribution: Great Lakes

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Council or Task Force

Sea Lamprey
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Partnership

Invasive Species Compendium - Petromyzon marinus
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Petromyzon marinus (fish)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Federal Government

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: Fact Sheet - Sea Lamprey
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).

Sea Lamprey: A Great Lakes Invader (PDF | 445 KB)
DOI. Great Lakes Science Center.

State Government

Aquatic Invasive Species: Sea Lamprey (PDF | 177 KB)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Sea Lamprey
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Species Guide Index - Fish: Sea Lamprey
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Division of Wildlife.

Alien Profile: Sea Lamprey and Sea Lamprey and Control Efforts in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Introduced Species Summary Project - Sea lamprey
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
University of Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant.

Sea Lamprey
Texas State University System. Institute for the Study of Invasive Species.

Invasive Species Fact Sheets - Sea Lamprey
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

Professional

Sea Lamprey: A Great Lakes Invader
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
See also: Sea Lamprey Hunters Program

Sea Lamprey
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (Canada).

Citations

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Petromyzon marinus. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Sea Lamprey. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Sep 16, 2014].

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