Mordacia lapicida

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Mordacia lapicida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Cephalaspidomorphi
Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Mordaciidae
Genus: Mordacia
Species: M. lapicida
Binomial name
Mordacia lapicida
(J. E. Gray, 1851)
  • Caragola lapicida J. E. Gray, 1851
  • Petromyzon anwandteri Philippi 1863
  • Petromyzon acutidens Philippi 1865

Mordacia lapicida, also known as the Chilean Lamprey, is a species of southern topeyed lamprey endemic to southern Chile, where it can be found in riverine and marine habitats. This species is anadromous. This parasitic lamprey can reach a length of 54 centimetres (21 in) SL.[3]


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Mordacia lapicida. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, R.; Pauly, D. (2017). "Mordaciidae". FishBase version (02/2017). Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Mordacia lapicida" in FishBase. April 2013 version.