The marine eels and other members of the superorder Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse).
Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.
This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.
- Video: Filmed by Barry Haythorne and Rob Rutgers, HRF U/W ProductionIs it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?
Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé Kinetic Lights
this is a live feed of what is happening in glasgow right now and i do not see it ending well at all
My favorite BioShock 2 review
me and my friends asked to act casual for a picture
shit boy its hot as hell out here someone bring me some fuckin lemonade
my favorite thing about the skeleton meme is we’ve all collectively decided on a speech pattern for them without realizing it
do animals thinks you’re being condescending when they make a noise at you and you respond with a “mmhmm” every time?
Chrome, please stop this.
ITS ACTUALLY THE WORST PLEASE MAKE IT STOP
ok i was confused i thought it was just my shit or soemthing becus i seen nothing about this shit
oh so it’s not just me. ok
i’m using firefox and i’m getting that too.
it’s not just chrome.
Yeah, it’s not happened to me on Firefox myself, but only Chrome hence why I blamed Chrome. :’)
ACTUALLY it’s tumblr! it’s a new, stupid option. here’s how to turn it off
this post saved my life