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The first record of two species of leptocephali of the genusSaurenchelys (nettastomatidae, anguilliformes) from Korea

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Leptocephali of the genusSaurenchelys in the family Nettastomatidae were collected from the coastal area of Pohang, Korea and described as the first record from Korean waters.S. stylura andS. lateromaculatus are characterized by two intestinal swellings, the pattern of pigments in the notochord, and by smaller pectoral fins than those of other genus. They are very similar to each other but they are distinguished by the pattern of pigments in the notochord and the intestinal swellings.

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Correspondence to Jina Oh or Sung Kim or Youn -Ho Lee.

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Oh, J., Kim, S. & Lee, Y.-. The first record of two species of leptocephali of the genusSaurenchelys (nettastomatidae, anguilliformes) from Korea. Ocean Sci. J. 41, 207–210 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03020623

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Key words

  • Nettastomatidae
  • Saurenchelys stylura
  • Saruenchelys lateromaculatus
  • first Korean record