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[lep-tuh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌlɛp təˈsɛf ə ləs/

noun, plural leptocephali
[lep-tuh-sef-uh-lahy] /ˌlɛp təˈsɛf əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
a colorless, transparent, flattened larva, especially of certain eels and ocean fishes.
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
the slender transparent oceanic larva of eels of the genus Anguilla that migrates from its hatching ground in the Caribbean to European freshwater habitats

leptocephalus lep·to·ceph·a·lus (lěp’tə-sěf’ə-ləs)
adj. pl. lep·to·ceph·a·li (-lī’)
Having an abnormally small head.


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