Identification of Leptocephalus acuticeps Regan as the Larva of the Eel Genus Avocettina

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1964-04
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Orton, Grace L.
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University of Hawai'i Press
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Regan (1916: 140, pI. 7, fig. 5) based the description of a distinctive new eel larva, Leptocephalus acuticeps, on a single 47-mm specimen from the South Atlantic. He did not attempt to allocate this larva within the eel classification, but D'Ancona (1928: 109) and Bertin (1936:7) assigned it to the Congridae. Although no additional specimens of 1. acuticeps appear to have been reported since the brief original description, Bertin re-examined the original larva and gave important supplementary information on it, and an additional illustration.
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Orton GL. 1964. Identification of Leptocephalus acuticeps Regan as the larva of the eel genus Avocettina. Pac Sci 18(2): 186-201.
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