Definition of Leptocephali

1. Noun. (plural of leptocephalus) ¹



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Definition of Leptocephali

1. leptocephalus [n] - See also: leptocephalus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptocephali

leprous neuropathy
leprously
lepry
leps
lept
lept-
lepta
leptandra
leptiform
leptin
leptins
lepto-
leptocardia
leptocardian
leptocardians
leptocephali (current term)
leptocephalous
leptocephalus
leptocephaly
leptoceratopsid
leptochroa
leptochromatic
leptocystidia
leptocystidium
leptocyte
leptocytosis
leptodactyl
leptodactylid
leptodactylid frog
leptodactylous

Literary usage of Leptocephali

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1. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"... or leptocephali of the Common Eel have been caught by nets in the Atlantic Ocean, our earlier knowledge of them was based mainly upon specimens found in ..."

2. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"Two young leptocephali were captured in February, and one of these was kept in confinement till September. The earliest changes commenced in May and ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"They are in a position in which they are observed in many other leptocephali, which are destined to transform themselves into adult forms having the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The chief peculiarities of leptocephali, in addition to the ... and successful researches into the development of the leptocephali at Catania, in Sicily. ..."

5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf G√ľnther (1870)
"... are certainly merely a more advanced stage of the true leptocephali. The snout is a little more elongate, much resembling that of an adult Conger; ..."

6. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Henry William Gore Booth (1895)
"There are certain small creatures living in the sea called by naturalists leptocephali, the variety found in British waters being leptocephali Morrisii. ..."

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