Definition of leptocephalic in English:

leptocephalic

Line breaks: lepto|ceph¦al¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌlɛptə(ʊ)sɪˈfalɪk
 
, -kɛˈfalɪk-/
(also leptocephalous /-ˈsɛf(ə)ləs, -ˈkɛf-/)

adjective

Narrow-skulled.
More example sentences
  • The leptocephalous larvae travel back to freshwater habitats in Taiwan, mainland China, Korea, and Japan.
  • In fishes, elopomorphs have a leptocephalous stage in the life cycle.
  • Young larvae (leptocephalous larvae) migrate towards the fresh waters of the European coasts during the first three years of life.

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