Evidence of mimicry of gelatinous zooplankton by anguilliform leptocephali for predator avoidance

@article{Miller2013EvidenceOM,
  title={Evidence of mimicry of gelatinous zooplankton by anguilliform leptocephali for predator avoidance},
  author={M. J. Miller and M. Norman and K. Tsukamoto and J. Finn},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={45},
  pages={375 - 384}
}
Leptocephali are the transparent larvae of eels and their relatives, whose laterally compressed bodies contain gelatinous material. Although abundant throughout the world’s oceans, leptocephali are rarely observed in their natural environment. Video recordings of leptocephali in surface waters at night at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea revealed that 6 of 21 larvae filmed displayed a distinct shape-change behavior of curling up into fully or partially coiled shapes. Their transparency and… Expand
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