Definition of Petromyzon marinus
1. Noun. Large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes.
Generic synonyms: Lamper Eel, Lamprey, Lamprey Eel
Group relationships: Genus Petromyzon, Petromyzon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petromyzon Marinus
Literary usage of Petromyzon marinus
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1. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"Petromyzon marinus. Ventral (A), lateral (B), and dorsal (C) views of the head. br. cl. i, first gill-cleft; buc.f, buccal funnel; eye, eye; mth, mouth; ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863)
"Exhibited by JOHN ALEXANDER SMITH, MD Dr Smith exhibited a specimen of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, measuring thirty-three inches in length ..."
3. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Petromyzon marinus. Inhabits the coasts of the North Atlantic Ocean, ranging as far south as North Carolina, going from the sea to the rivers to spawn. ..."
4. The Wilder Quarter-century Book: A Collection of Original Papers Dedicated (1893)
"Thompson ('87), gives the size of the red corpuscles of Petromyzon marinus as 13 /x to 14 p. Welcker gives the number of red corpuscles in a cubic ..."