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Fig. 24. Various photographs of a larvacean (appendicularian) house removed from the intestine of Conger myriaster leptocephalus, with an arrow indicating one of a pair of oval mesh screens (A), the minute rectangular mesh structure of a larvacean house feeding filter (B) and the fine-mesh sheet of the filter from the intestine of a Muraenesox cinereus leptocephalus (C), a cross section of the esophagus of a C. myriaster leptocephalus including an opaque particle (D), the inner structure of a fecal pellet and opaque particle from the intestine of a Muraenichthys gymnotus leptocephalus (E, F), and fecal pellets from the intestine of a M. cinereus leptocephalus (G, H). Reprinted with kind permission from Prof. Noritaka Mochioka and Springer Science + Business Media: Marine Biology, Diet of anguillid larvae: leptocephali feed selectively on larvacean houses and fecal pellets. 125, 1996, 447–452. Mochioka and Iwamizu. Figure 2. © 1996, Springer-Verlag.

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