Image: Leptocephalus

Leptocephalus

An unusual leptocephalus with telescopic eyes and a long rostral filament extending from the tip of the snout. The fish is the larva of an eel of the subfamily Illyophinae (family Synaphobranchidae). At this time a species identification is not possible.

Photographer:
Michael J Miller
Rights:
© Michael J Miller

Notes

Michael J Miller, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, leptocephalus, eel,