A muraenid (moray eels) leptocephalus filmed at a depth of 14 m, approximately 5 km off Kona, Hawaii.
Moray eel leptocephali have no large pigment spots (chromatophores), and simply appear transparent.
Last Updated: 15 January 2013
Eel leptocephali View full size
Michael Miller © Michael Miller
Leptocephalus View full size
Michael J Miller © Michael J Miller
A jar of leptocephali View full size
Jason Armstrong © Australian Museum
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