Species Information

Class of Cephalaspidomorphi (Lamprey)


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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8 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Lampetra sp. 1 A brook lamprey - Obion River systemCephalaspidomorphiNE CountyQuad
Lethenteron appendix American Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNT YesCountyQuad
Ichthyomyzon castaneus Chestnut LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNS YesCountyQuad
Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNN CountyQuad
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi Mountain Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNT YesCountyQuad
Ichthyomyzon fossor Northern Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNT YesCountyQuad
Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ohio LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNN CountyQuad
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Silver LampreyCephalaspidomorphiNN CountyQuad