Short-headed Lamprey (Mordacia mordax)

Mordacia mordax

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Mordacia mordax, known as the short-headed lamprey, Australian lamprey or Murray lamprey, is a species of southern topeyed lamprey that lives in south-eastern Australia. It has a thin eel-like body up to 50 cm long, with two low dorsal fins on the back half. The skin is blue-gray or brown. Its eyes are small, and located on the top of its head.

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