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Brook Lamprey

21st April 2016

Underwater footage of brook lamprey found on the River Tone near Taunton by our Blackdown Hills Natural Futures project. Lampreys are some of the most primitive vertebrates alive today, they are known as cyclostomes, which means 'round mouths' and refers to the fact that they are jawless, having instead a round sucker-like mouth.The brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) is the smallest of the British lampreys.

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