Leptocephalus meaning

lĕp'tə-sĕf'ə-ləs
The small, laterally compressed, transparent larva of an eel or of any of certain related fishes, such as a tarpon.
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The marine, ribbonlike larva of tarpons, bonefishes, and eels.
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The larva of an eel, flat in shape and transparent.
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Origin of leptocephalus

  • New Latin lepto– cephalus head (from Greek -kephalos -headed) –cephalous
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition