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Sea lamprey

Petromyzon marinus

Linnaeus, 1758


Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae
Alternate Names: eel sucker, green lamprey, lamper, nine eyes, shad lamprey, spotted lamprey


Marine, brackish, freshwater

sea lamprey Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Ocmulgee, Altamaha, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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