leptocephalus


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leptocephalus

 [lep″to-sef´ah-lus]
a person with an abnormally tall, narrow skull.

leptocephalus

/lep·to·ceph·a·lus/ (lep″to-sef´ah-lus) a person with an abnormally tall, narrow skull.

leptocephalus

Medspeak
(1) A rarely used term for a person with a narrow cranium;
(2) A rarely used term for a person with an abnormally small skull (rarely used and etymologically incorrect); e.g., microcephalus.

Zoology
The flat and transparent larva of eels, and other members of the superorder Elopomorpha.

leptocephalus

the transparent oceanic larva of eels of the genus Anguilla, that crosses the Atlantic and becomes adult in freshwater on the European continent.
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Water currents in spawning areas of pebble nest of Nocomis leptocephalus (Pisces: Cyprinidae).
Nocomis leptocephalus leptocephalus (= Ceratichthys biguttatus)--UF 173453 (no BU number) (13); USNM 329259 (no BU number) (11).
Presencia de Leiurus leptocephalus (Rudolphi, 1819) Leuckart, 1850 en Bradypus griseus griseus (Gray, 1871) Allen, 1891.
Likewise, if a leptocephalus larva of the European eel takes the route to North America, it reaches the river mouths when it is still a leptocephalus larva, and dies.
Bluehead Chubs (Nocom is leptocephalus interocularis, ACTINOPTERYGII: Cyprinidae) are common minnows in the Chattahoochee watershed.
It should be noted that there two color phases typically referred to as Cryptocentrus leptocephalus.
Spawning behaviors in the bluehead chub, Nocomis leptocephalus, river chub, N.
But following the passive, long-range dispersion of their leptocephalus stages by currents, freshwater eels may have had to evolve long-distance migrations to return from their temperate growth habitats to their tropical spawning grounds.
One of the main differences in the relative abundance of larvae between sampling devices in the central Bahamas is that channel nets collect a large proportion of labrids and leptocephalus larvae (Shenker et al.
leptocephalus covers the pit with pebbles and excavates another pit for spawning, whereas a male N.