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Mordacia praecox, n. sp., a nonparasitic lamprey (Petromyzonidae), from New South Wales, Australia

Potter, I.C. (1968) Mordacia praecox, n. sp., a nonparasitic lamprey (Petromyzonidae), from New South Wales, Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 92 . pp. 254-261.

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Abstract

The adult of a new species of lamprey, Mordacia praecos, from the Moruya and Tuross rivers in southern New South Wales, is described. This species differs from the only other Australian species of Mordacia, M. mordax (Richardson), by being nonparasitic and having its life cycle entirely restricted to fresh water. It can be distinguished from the recently metamorphosed forms, or macrophthalmia, of M. mordax by its colour and dentition, and from the adults of this species by a difference in size.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Linnean Society of NSW
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19146
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