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  1. sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinusnoun

    large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes


  1. sea lampreynoun

    A parasitic lamprey found in Europe and North America, Petromyzon marinus.


  1. Sea lamprey

    The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is a parasitic lamprey native to the Eastern Hemisphere.

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  1. Sea lamprey

    the common lamprey


  1. Sea lamprey

    The sea lamprey is a parasitic lamprey found on the Northern Atlantic Ocean of Europe and North America, in the western Mediterranean Sea, and in the Great Lakes. It is brown, gray, or black on its back and white or gray on the underside and can grow up to 90 cm long. After several years in freshwater habitats, the larvae undergo a metamorphosis that allows young postmetamorphic lampreys to migrate to the sea or lakes and start the hematophagous feeding. Some individuals can start the hematophagous feeding in the river before migrating to the sea, where sea lampreys prey on a wide variety of fish. The lamprey uses its suction cup-like mouth to attach itself to the skin of a fish and rasps away tissue with its sharp, probing tongue and keratinized teeth. Secretions in the lamprey's mouth prevent the victim's blood from clotting. Victims typically die from excessive blood loss or infection. After 1 year of hematophagous feeding, lampreys return to the river to spawn and die, one year and a half after the completion of metamorphosis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sea lamprey in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sea lamprey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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