The Pouch Lamprey is a jawless fish that has skin flaps around the mouth.
Larvae (ammocoetes) live in mud burrows in the upper reaches of streams then migrate down to the sea after about 4 years. Spawning migrations of adults take them upstream into fresh waters.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & M. Allen. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 394.