Specimen Information

Petromyzon marinus
Petromyzon marinus
(Sea Lamprey)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID35374
GroupFishes
GenusPetromyzon
Speciesmarinus
Common NameSea Lamprey
StateMI
LocalityLake Huron
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Huron
HUC8 Number4080300
Map
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Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaycanal
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:460
Author:Emery, L.
Date:1985
Title:Review of fish introduced into the Great Lakes, 1819-1974. Technical Report No. 45.
Publisher:Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.
Pages:31 pp
CommentsSea lampreys were first reported in Lake Erie in 1921. They became common in Lakes Huron and Michigan by the 1930's and by the 1940's in eastern Lake Superior. The Welland Canal was believed to be the main route of migration to Lake Erie.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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