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is a small genus of 2 or 3 species of lamprey
Lampreys are a family of jawless fish, whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Translated from an admixture of Latin and Greek, lamprey means stone lickers...
belonging to the sub-family Petromyzontinae
. It currently contains the following species:
- Caspiomyzon graecus (Renaud & Economidis, 2010) -validity doubtful, may be junior synonym
In scientific nomenclature, a synonym is a scientific name that is or was used for a taxon of organisms that also goes by a different scientific name. For example, Linnaeus was the first to give a scientific name to the Norway spruce, which he called Pinus abies...
of C. hellenicus-
- Caspiomyzon hellenicus (Vladykov, Renaud, Kott & Economidis, 1982) (Greek brook lamprey)
- Caspiomyzon wagneri (Kessler
Karl Fedorovich Kessler was a German-Russian zoologist and author of zoological taxa signed Kessler, who was mostly active in Kiev, Ukraine and conducted most of his studies of birds in Ukrainian regions of the Russian Empire - Kiev Governorate, Volyn Governorate, Kherson Governorate, Poltava...
, 1870) (Caspian lamprey)