engyodontic stage

engyodontic stage
an early stage in an anguilliform larva characterised by few, needle-like teeth, upper and lower jaws of equal length, an undifferentiated finfold, no nasal capsule, no hypurals, straight notochord tip, and the head and preanal region of the body relatively large. Precedes the euryodontic stage

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • euryodontic stage — an advanced stage in angulliform development characterised by three series of relatively short, broad teeth, a relatively shortened lower jaw, the formation of nasal capsules, fins and hypurals, flexion of the notochord and a relatively smaller… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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