leptocephalic

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leptocephalic

(ˌlɛptəʊsɪˈfælɪk) or

leptocephalous

adj
(Physiology) having a narrow skull
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Salinity tolerance of leptocephalous larvae and juveniles of the bonefish (Albulidae: Albula) from the Gulf of California.
The most striking of these are the leptocephalous larvae of elopomorphs.
Flattening is observed in many transparent animals including cestid ctenophores, phylliroid nudibranchs, many freshwater cladocerans, hyperiid amphipods, phyllosoma and stomatopod larvae, and the leptocephalous larvae of fish (Mayer, 1912; Zaret, 1981; Pfeiler, 1986; Lalli and Gilmer, 1989; Vinogradov et al., 1996) (Fig.