euryodontic stage

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 head and preanal region. Follows the engyodontic stage

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • 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 …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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