Image: A jar of leptocephali

A jar of leptocephali

A jar of unregistered leptocephali (larval eels) specimens. A larval fish is a tiny fish that is not yet a juvenile. Often larvae are collected in a very fine meshed net towed slowly behind a boat. Important research on larvae is helping to understand many aspects fish development, biology and distributions.

Photographer:
Jason Armstrong
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© Australian Museum

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, jar, leptocephali, Anguilliformes, eel,