Least Brook Lamprey
Scientific Name: Lampetra aepyptera
Fairfax County Native: Yes
Size: Typically 4 to 5 inches
Diet: Adults do not eat. Larval form diet is unknown but probably feed on planktonic organisms
Distribution sampling sites: Map
Unlike the well-known parasitic sea lamprey, the least brook lamprey is a filter feeder. The adult form of the lamprey does not eat and dies shortly after spawning. They require sandy or silty bottomed small streams to survive.