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Fig. 8. Photographs of the head regions of preleptocephali of the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, at various stages of development ranging from having unpigmented eyes and no teeth (A), to fully formed eyes and jaws with teeth (D), but all larvae still having an oil globule. Scale bar in (C) is 1 mm. Reprinted by permission of Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature. 2006; 439: 929. Tsukamoto. Spawning of eels near a seamount.

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