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Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington—Nos. 33 and 34



Of twelve leptocephali from the New Caledonia area, myotome counts, etc., firmly identify two as Anguilla megastoma, three as A. australis, one as A. obscura, but six, recognisable as long-finned larvae and associated with A. marmorata and A. reinhardti cannot be assigned definitely to either of these species. Two glass-eels from near Sydney are referred to A. australis ?australis on geographic grounds. Including the four Dana leptocephali of 1928-29 from the Southwest Pacific, the relative sizes suggest a breeding area east of New Caledonia.