acanthostedion
postlarval stage of the Peristediidae characterized by long parietal spines and development of rostral exsertions

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • postlarva — a larva following the time of absorption of yolk; applied only when the structure and form continues to be strikingly unlike that of the juvenile (Hubbs, 1943). Postlarvae of some species are so distinctive they were placed in different genera… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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