noun, plural lep·to·ceph·a·li [lep-tuh-sef-uh-lahy] /ˌlɛp təˈsɛf əˌlaɪ/.
a colorless, transparent, flattened larva, especially of certain eels and ocean fishes.
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Teleostean fishes are generally bony, but the bones are represented by cartilages in Leptocephalus.
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
the slender transparent oceanic larva of eels of the genus Anguilla that migrates from its hatching ground in the Caribbean to European freshwater habitats
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