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(English) The elongate highly compressed transparent, ribbon-like and pelagic larval stage of some primitive teleost fishes such as the tarpon, bonefish and eels. leptocephali (plural). The larvae first grow, then shrink prior to metamorphosis. (See also: Tarpons, Bonefishes, larvae)
(French) Stade larvaire allongé, fortement comprimé, transparent, en forme de ruban et pélagique chez quelques téléostéens primitifs tel que les tarpons, albulas et anguilles. (See also: Tarpons, Bonefishes, larvae)
(Portuguese) Larva comprimida lateramente, transparente, pelágica de alguns teleósteos primitivos tais como os anguiliformes. (See also: Tarpons, Bonefishes, larvae)

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