WoRMS name details

Leptocephalus Scopoli, 1777 (ex Gronow)

269654  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:269654)

 unaccepted (synonym)
Genus
Species Leptocephalus giganteus Castle, 1959

Species Leptocephalus acuticeps Regan, 1916 accepted as Avocettina acuticeps (Regan, 1916)
Species Leptocephalus affinis Facciolà, 1883 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus andreae Schmidt, 1912 accepted as Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848
Species Leptocephalus anguilloides Schmidt, 1916 accepted as Derichthys serpentinus Gill, 1884
Species Leptocephalus arabicus D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Gavialiceps arabicus (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus brevirostris Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus canaricus Lea, 1913 accepted as Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848
Species Leptocephalus candidissimus Costa, 1832 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus capensis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Gnathophis capensis (Kaup, 1856) (synonym)
Species Leptocephalus caudomaculatus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902 accepted as Echiophis intertinctus (Richardson, 1848)
Species Leptocephalus conger (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus conger Eigenmann, 1902 accepted as Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Species Leptocephalus congroides D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Heteroconger congroides (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus cotroneii D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Gorgasia cotroneii (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus crenatus Strömman, 1896 accepted as Ahlia egmontis (Jordan, 1884)
Species Leptocephalus curvirostris Strömman, 1896 accepted as Nemichthys curvirostris (Strömman, 1896)
Species Leptocephalus diptychus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1901 accepted as Moringua edwardsi (Jordan & Bollman, 1889)
Species Leptocephalus dolichorhynchus Lea, 1913 accepted as Synaphobranchus dolichorhynchus (Lea, 1913)
Species Leptocephalus echeloides D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Ophichthus echeloides (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus eckmani Strömman, 1896 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus ectenurus Jordan & Richardson, 1909 accepted as Rhynchoconger ectenurus (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)
Species Leptocephalus ekmani Strömman, 1896 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809) (misspelling)
Species Leptocephalus erebennus Jordan & Snyder, 1901 accepted as Conger erebennus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Species Leptocephalus euryurus Lea, 1913 accepted as Anarchias euryurus (Lea, 1913)
Species Leptocephalus forsstromi Strömman, 1896 accepted as Gymnothorax vicinus (Castelnau, 1855)
Species Leptocephalus forstromi Strömman, 1896 accepted as Gymnothorax vicinus (Castelnau, 1855) (misspelling)
Species Leptocephalus gilberti Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902 accepted as Bascanichthys bascanium (Jordan, 1884)
Species Leptocephalus grassii Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
Species Leptocephalus gussoni Cocco, 1829 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus hexastigma Regan, 1916 accepted as Ahlia egmontis (Jordan, 1884)
Species Leptocephalus humilis Strömman, 1896 accepted as Ahlia egmontis (Jordan, 1884)
Species Leptocephalus hyoproroides Strömman, 1896 accepted as Kaupichthys hyoproroides (Strömman, 1896)
Species Leptocephalus inaequalis Facciolà, 1883 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus inferomaculatus Blache, 1977 accepted as Gorgasia inferomaculata (Blache, 1977)
Species Leptocephalus ingolfianus Schmidt, 1912 accepted as Nessorhamphus ingolfianus (Schmidt, 1912)
Species Leptocephalus inornatus Facciolà, 1883 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus kefersteini Kaup, 1860 accepted as Echelus myrus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus lanceolatoides Schmidt, 1916 accepted as Serrivomer lanceolatoides (Schmidt, 1916)
Species Leptocephalus lanceolatus Strömman, 1896 accepted as Serrivomer beanii Gill & Ryder, 1883
Species Leptocephalus lateromaculatus D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Saurenchelys lateromaculatus (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus latissimus Schmidt, 1912 accepted as Saccopharynx ampullaceus (Harwood, 1827)
Species Leptocephalus lineatus Bonnaterre, 1788 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus longirostris Kaup, 1856 accepted as Nettastoma melanurum Rafinesque, 1810
Species Leptocephalus maculatus Della Croce & Castle, 1966 accepted as Heteroconger hassi (Klausewitz & Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1959)
Species Leptocephalus marginatus Kaup, 1856 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus mauritianum Pappenheim, 1914 accepted as Ariosoma mauritianum (Pappenheim, 1914) (misspelling)
Species Leptocephalus mauritianus Pappenheim, 1914 accepted as Ariosoma mauritianum (Pappenheim, 1914)
Species Leptocephalus microphthalmus Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus mollis Fowler, 1944 accepted as Myrophis punctatus Lütken, 1852
Species Leptocephalus morrisii Gmelin, 1789 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus mucronatus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902 accepted as Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Species Leptocephalus nystromi Jordan & Snyder, 1901 accepted as Gnathophis nystromi (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) represented as Gnathophis nystromi nystromi (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) (synonym)
Species Leptocephalus orbignyanus (Valenciennes, 1837) accepted as Conger orbignianus Valenciennes, 1837
Species Leptocephalus oxycephalus Pappenheim, 1914 accepted as Avocettina infans (Günther, 1878)
Species Leptocephalus oxyrhynchus Bellotti, 1883 accepted as Facciolella oxyrhyncha (Bellotti, 1883)
Species Leptocephalus pellucidus (Couch, 1832) accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus polymerus Lea, 1913 accepted as Nemichthys curvirostris (Strömman, 1896)
Species Leptocephalus proboscideus Lea, 1913 accepted as Dysommina proboscideus (Lea, 1913)
Species Leptocephalus pseudolatissimus Bertin, 1936 accepted as Eurypharynx pelecanoides Vaillant, 1882
Species Leptocephalus retrotinctus Jordan & Snyder, 1901 accepted as Bathycongrus retrotinctus (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Species Leptocephalus rex Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus sanzoi D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Ariosoma sanzoi (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus saurencheloides D'Ancona, 1928 accepted as Facciolella saurencheloides (D'Ancona, 1928)
Species Leptocephalus scheelei Strömman, 1896 accepted as Ariosoma scheelei (Strömman, 1896)
Species Leptocephalus similis Lea, 1913 accepted as Anarchias similis (Lea, 1913)
Species Leptocephalus spallanzani Risso, 1810 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus splendens Lea, 1913 accepted as Pseudophichthys splendens (Lea, 1913)
Species Leptocephalus stenops Kaup, 1856 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus stylurus Lea, 1913 accepted as Saurenchelys stylura (Lea, 1913)
Species Leptocephalus taenia Kaup, 1856 accepted as Ariosoma balearicum (Delaroche, 1809)
Species Leptocephalus telescopicus Schmidt, 1913 accepted as Dysomma brevirostre (Facciolà, 1887)
Species Leptocephalus trilineatus Castle, 1964 accepted as Bathycongrus trilineatus (Castle, 1964)
Species Leptocephalus tuberculatus Castle, 1965 accepted as Neoconger tuberculatus (Castle, 1965)
Species Leptocephalus undulatus Strömman, 1896 accepted as Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson, 1848)
Species Leptocephalus urosema Lea, 1913 accepted as Nettastoma melanurum Rafinesque, 1810
Species Leptocephalus vitreus Kölliker, 1853 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Leptocephalus wilsoni (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) accepted as Conger wilsoni (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
marine, terrestrial
Not documented
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Leptocephalus Scopoli, 1777 (ex Gronow). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=269654 on 2018-12-13
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taxonomy source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2018). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
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