Modacia praecox (Non-parasitic Lamprey)
Family: Mordaciidae (Lamprey)
Size: Grows 12 to 15cm.
Description: Lampreys are long, slender primitive jawless fishes with a cartilaginous skeleton, seven pairs of gill slits, a single median nostril and an oral sucking disc with a tongue-like structure bearing many sharp rasping teeth or denticles.
Location:Little is known about the habitat but appears to be restricted to freshwater areas. Known in the Morua and Tuross Rivers
Modacia praecox is listed in the following regions:
Canberra & Southern Tablelands
No sightings currently exist.