sea lamprey

NOUN
  1. large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes
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How To Use sea lamprey In A Sentence

  • Some of the species that live in the ocean but enter freshwater to spawn are sea lamprey, Atlantic sturgeon, alewife, Atlantic salmon, arctic char, and American eel.
  • Prototypic T cell receptor and CD4-like coreceptor are expressed by lymphocytes in the agnathan sea lamprey. Stuck on you, biological Velcro and the evolution of adaptive immunity - The Panda's Thumb
  • Several fish, such as the sea lamprey, Atlantic sturgeon, alewife, Atlantic salmon and American eel live most of their lives in the ocean but enter freshwater to spawn.
  • A few of the marine species that return to freshwater to spawn include sea lamprey, Atlantic sturgeon, alewife, Atlantic salmon, and American eel.
  • A worst-case scenario envisions [the monstrous fish] spreading "like a cancer cell," [said Cameron Davis, senior Great Lakes adviser to Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency], eventually dominating a fishery already damaged by zebra mussels, sea lamprey and other exotic pests .... Environmental Emergency: Asian Carp Breach Barrier To Great Lakes
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