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Fish Species Description

Ohio lamprey

Ichthyomyzon bdellium

(Jordan, 1885)

Ohio lamprey Species Photo


Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae
Alternate Names: sand leech

Status: State Rare


Ohio lamprey Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee River basin.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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DNR Species Profile

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