leptocephalus


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leptocephalus

 [lep″to-sef´ah-lus]
a person with an abnormally tall, narrow skull.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

leptocephalus

the transparent oceanic larva of eels of the genus Anguilla, that crosses the Atlantic and becomes adult in freshwater on the European continent.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Nocturnal breeding activities in Nocomis leptocephalus and Nocomis micropogon (Pisces: Cyprinidae).
Juvenile ladyfish go through a sort of "Benjamin Button" phase, where the tiny leptocephalus form (right) shrinks before developing fins and other structures.
Nocomis leptocephalus leptocephalus (= Ceratichthys biguttatus)--UF 173453 (no BU number) (13); USNM 329259 (no BU number) (11).
(N) Trichuris ovis (N) Bradypus griseus Leiurus leptocephalus (N) Moniezia benedeni (C) Canis familiaris Ancylostoma caninum (N) Ascaris lumbricoides (N) Avitellina centripunctata (C) Dipilydium caninum (C) Dirofilaria immitis (N) Paragonimus mexicanus (D) Spirocerca lupi (N) Toxocara canis (N) Trichuris vulpis (N) Canis latrans Alaria nasuae (D) Ancylostoma caninum (N) Capra hircus Bunostomum trigonocephalum (N) Cooperia sp.
Spawning activities of Notropis chlorocephalus, Notropis chiliticus, and Hybopsis hypsinotus, nest associates of Nocomis leptocephalus in the southeastern United States, with comments on nest association (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).
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.
We captured 14 species of fish over the course of the study: bluehead chub (Cyprinidae: Nocomis leptocephalus), creek chub (Cyprinidae: Semotilus atromaculatus), rosyside dace (Cyprinidae: Clinostomus funduloides), redbreast sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis auritus), yellow bullhead (Ictaluridae: Ameiurus natalis), American eel (Anguillidae: Anguilla rostrata), swallowtail shiner (Cyprinidae: Notropis procne), white shiner (Cyprinidae: Notropis albeolus), margined madtom (Ictaluridae: Noturus insignis), green sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis cyanellus), bluegill sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis macrochirus), mosquitofish (Poeciliidae: Gambusia affinis), warmouth sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis gulosus), and a darter (Percidae: Percina spp.) (Menhinick 1991).
Bluehead Chubs (Nocom is leptocephalus interocularis, ACTINOPTERYGII: Cyprinidae) are common minnows in the Chattahoochee watershed.
Spawning activities of Notropis chlorocephalus, Notropis chiliticus, and Hybopsis hypsinotus, nest associates of Nocomis leptocephalus in southeastern United States, with comments on nest association (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).
The species in this group include: Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus (Ruppell, 1830), Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre, 1936), Cryptocentrus fasciatus (Playfair, 1866), Cryptocentrus geniornatus Herre, 1935, Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Bleeker, 1876, Cryptocentrus lutheri Klausewitz, 1960, Cryptocentrus melanopus (Bleeker, 1860), Cryptocentrus shigensis Kuroda, 1956, Cryptocentrus sericus Herre, 1932 and Cryptocentrus yatsui Tomiyama, 1936.
Spawning activities of Notropis chlorocephalus, Notropis chiliticus, and Hybopsis leptocephalus in the southeastern United States, with comments on nest association (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).
Mitogenomic evidence for the monophyly of elopomorph fishes (Teleostei) and the evolutionary origin of the leptocephalus larva.