Leptoderma macrops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Alepocephalidae
Genus: Leptoderma
Vaillant, 1886

Leptoderma is a genus of slickheads found in the deep waters of the oceans.


There are currently 6 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Leptoderma in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  2. Angulo, A., Baldwin, C.C. & Robertson, D.R. (2016): A new species of Leptoderma Vaillant, 1886 (Osmeriformes: Alepocephalidae) from the Pacific coast of Central America. Zootaxa, 4066 (4): 493–500.
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