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Short-Headed Lamprey

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The Short-Headed Lamprey can be naturally found in the waters around Australia. It is also known as the Australian Lamprey.
  Short-Headed Lamprey in water
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Latin Name: Mordacia mordax Conservation Status: Unknown
Distribution: Australia Maximum Length: 50 cm
 
The gray to brown Short-Headed Lamprey looks like an eel, flattened slighty, with two small eyes near the top of its head. It also sports two small dorsal fins. The Short-Headed Lamprey breeds in freshwater, while living in salt water. They are considered to be parasites to other marine life.
 

         
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