NANFA-- breeding lampreys

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 06:52:35 -0400

Several biologists have kept and spawned various lamprey species in
laboratory aquaria. The trick is collecting them at the right time. Aquarist
and photographer John Brill published a superb account of his experiences
with the least brook lamprey in a 1985 issue of American Currents. The
article is available on NANFA's website:

I also have a paper from the Japanese Journal of Ichthyology in which
Pacific lamprey spawned in laboratory aquaria. I am getting it translated

Chris Scharpf
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