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Petromyzontidae

Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Petromyzontiformes — the lampreys.

Etymologies

Petromyzon +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Most arctic diadromous species are actually anadromous (i.e., use estuarine and/or marine environments for feeding and rearing; and freshwater environments for spawning, early life history, and, in the case of most arctic species, overwintering); only freshwater eels (Anguillidae) and some lampreys (Petromyzontidae) are catadromous (i.e., breed at sea and rear in freshwater).

    Effects of climate change on arctic anadromous fish

  • About 30 species within the arctic regions belonging to the families Petromyzontidae, Acipenseridae, Anguillidae, Clupeidae, Osmeridae, Salmonidae, and Gasterosteidae exhibit diadromous behavior (i.e., spend part of their lives in the marine environment and migrate to freshwater to spawn, or the converse).

    Effects of climate change on arctic anadromous fish

  • Family Petromyzontidae sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus

    Trout and Salmon of North America

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