Adult form of a giant anguilliform leptocephalus Thalassenchelyscoheni Castle and Raju 1975 is Congriscusmegastomus (Günther 1877)

@article{Kurogi2015AdultFO,
  title={Adult form of a giant anguilliform leptocephalus Thalassenchelyscoheni Castle and Raju 1975 is Congriscusmegastomus (G{\"u}nther 1877)},
  author={H. Kurogi and S. Chow and T. Yanagimoto and K. Konishi and R. Nakamichi and K. Sakai and Toshiyuki Ohkawa and T. Saruwatari and M. Takahashi and Yasuhiro Ueno and N. Mochioka},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={63},
  pages={239-246}
}
  • H. Kurogi, S. Chow, +8 authors N. Mochioka
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Ichthyological Research
  • Anguilliform leptocephali of the genus Thalassenchelys Castle and Raju 1975 are remarkably large and peculiarly shaped eel larvae, whose adult form has been unknown since the discovery of the larvae in the 1950s. We found bigmouth conger Congriscusmegastomus (Günther 1877) collected off the Pacific coasts of Japan to have mitochondrial DNA sequences (16S rDNA and COI) nearly identical to those of Thalassenchelys coheni Castle and Raju 1975 published to date and collected recently in the north… CONTINUE READING
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