Lamprey Migration In The Murray River

by Chris Bice • October 30, 2019

Lampreys are aquatic eel-like jawless species. They are usually anadromous fishes, which means they enter rivers from the sea as adults and migrate to upstream spawning grounds, with juveniles later migrating downstream to the sea. Pouched lamprey (Geotria australis) and short-headed lamprey (Mordacia mordax) are the only anadromous fishes native to the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). […]


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