leptocephalus








noun, plural lep·to·ceph·a·li [lep-tuhsefuh-lahy] /ˌlɛp təˈsɛf əˌlaɪ/.

  1. a colorless, transparent, flattened larva, especially of certain eels and ocean fishes.

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

  1. 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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