News tagged with lampreys

Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

A synthetic chemical version of what male sea lampreys use to attract spawning females can lure them into traps and foil the mating process of the destructive invasive species, according to Michigan State University scientists.

dateJan 21, 2009 in
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Parasitic fish offer evolutionary insights

Lamprey are slimy, parasitic eel-like fish, one of only two existing species of vertebrates that have no jaw. While many would be repulsed by these creatures, lamprey are exciting to biologists because they are so primitive, ...

dateMar 20, 2017 in Evolution
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