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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Leptocephalus Scopoli [J. A.] (ex Gronow) 1777:453 Masc. Type by monotypy. Leptocephalus Scopoli placed on Official Index (Direction 87), suppressed for purposes of priority but not homonymy (Opinion 93). Leptocephalus Cuvier 1797 placed on Official Index (Opinion 87) as a junior homonym; Leptocephalus of Gmelin in Linnaeus 1789:1130 and Gronovius 1763:135 also placed on Official Index (Direction 87). •In the synonymy of Conger Bosc 1817, but some species of uncertain status are retained for now in "Leptocephalus". Current status: Synonym of Conger Bosc 1817. Congridae: Congrinae.