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Modacia praecox

Non Parasitic Lamprey


Modacia praecox (Non-parasitic Lamprey)


Family: Mordaciidae (Lamprey)


Status: Native


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

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Species information

  • Modacia praecox Scientific name
  • Non Parasitic Lamprey Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Machine learning

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