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an·a·dro·mous

(an'a-drō'mus),
Denoting fish that migrate from ocean water to fresh water to spawn; some such fish harbor human pathogens.
See also: catadromous.

anadromous

adjective Referring to the movement of fish from the sea to fresh water for breeding.

an·a·dro·mous

(an'a-drō'mŭs)
Denotes fish that migrate from ocean water to fresh water to spawn; some such fish harbor human pathogens.
See also: catadromous

anadromous

(of fishes such as the salmon) migrating up rivers to spawn in the shallow waters near the source. Compare CATADROMOUS.

anadromous

said of fish; those living most of their lives in the sea but entering rivers to spawn.
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In spring, anadromous Arctic char (smolts or first-time migrants and older fish) leave their freshwater overwintering habitats and make annual migrations to the sea for the important summer feeding period (Johnson, 1980).
Before the middle of the twentieth century, anadromous steelhead and freshwater rainbow trout were among the most abundant native fishes in the coastal streams of southern California (Moyle et al 2008; 2011; NMFS 2012).
From 2008-2016, the longest period of potential anadromous migration (adults or smolts) was for two days in February 2010 and March 2011.
Life history variations of anadromous Cisco (Coregonus artedii), Lake Whitefish (C.
Additionally, landlocked Arctic char that have no access to marine environments and freshwater residents that have access to marine environments, but do not undertake anadromous migrations, have been confirmed in these two river systems (Babaluk et al.
5 km of the river are accessible to anadromous fishes; upriver portions are blocked by a series of impoundments ending with the Roanoke Rapids Reservoir upstream from Weldon (Rulifson and Manooch, 1991).
species of anadromous fish that spawned in the upstream portions of the
Palla fish (Tenalosa ilisha) which is considered a delicacy, is an anadromous fish that swims up the Indus River to breed.
Gulf sturgeon are anadromous fish, spending winter months in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where they grow and increase their condition by feeding on tiny, bottom-dwelling invertebrates.
Among the 17 topics are variations in habitat quality for drift-feeding Atlantic salmon and brown trout in relation to local water velocity and river discharge, integrating science and practice for the sustainable management of in-channel salmonid habitat, restoring ecological connectivity in rivers to improve conditions for anadromous brown trout (Salmo trutta), whether fencing British lowland streams encourages greater salmonid fish stocks, restoring pools for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in gravel bed rivers in New Brunswick, aerial photography as a tool for salmonid habitat assessment, influences of environmental variables and stocking on Atlantic salmon upstream migrations in the River Thames, and managing the effects of climate change.
Anadromous species spend most of their lives in the ocean, but
The fish is suspected to be anadromous, meaning it spends some of its life in marine waters before returning to the river to spawn.