Northern lampreys

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Northern lampreys
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Sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) on a lake trout
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Hyperoartia (Petromyzontida)
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae
A. Risso, 1827
Genera

Caspiomyzon
Entosphenus
Eudontomyzon
Ichthyomyzon
Lampetra
Lethenteron
Petromyzon
Tetrapleurodon

The northern lampreys (Petromyzontidae) are a family of lampreys. Northern lampreys (Petromyzontidae) have the highest number of chromosomes (164-174) among vertebrates.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Petromyzontidae" in FishBase. February 2011 version.