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Set B7 - Freshwater Fish - card information

41. Lampern
(Petromyzon fluviatilis)

41. Lampern

This eel-like creature has no jaws or paired fins. The mouth is round and sucker-like, and there are seven little gill slits in a row behind the eye. It is scaleless, uniformly brownish or greenish, with a white belly. It grows buried in the mud in fresh water (it is then called "Pride"), but when adult it usually goes down to the sea (occasionally it remains in lakes or large rivers), returning into fresh water to spawn. It is not angled, but is caught in eel traps. It is usually a foot in length or less.