anadromous


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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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The loss of wild anadromous fish and the adverse ecological effects
This study confirms that a substantial proportion of the spawning migrants of both anadromous sea trout and Atlantic salmon successfully passed Valtunai fish way, even though attraction efficiency and fish ladders efficiency was not high.
6) The dam never provided for effective upstream passage for anadromous fishes.
KEY WORDS: New Jersey, freshwater fishes, fish distributions, anadromous fishes, catadromous fishes, introduced fishes, New Jersey Pinelands
Anthropogenic affects on the environment have caused population declines for many species and here in Mississippi we have anadromous fish populations that are suffering from these effects.
While that act did open an additional 17 miles of the Kennebec to anadromous fish, it came at a very high price.
The main focus of his work is the rise of societal concern with water pollution--how this concern shifted from the effect of pollution on anadromous fish such as salmon and shad as a food source for the working classes of the region, to sewage as a cause of diseases such as typhoid, to finally a focus on recreation and sport fishing--and how societal interests looked to the state to play the major role in addressing these problems.
Salmon and other anadromous fish appear to link the ocean, freshwater, and land to an extent that is only beginning to be appreciated.
The virtual collapse of the Everglades Ecosystem and the anadromous fishery of those two areas is stark evidence of the failure of natural resources decision making in those two areas.
This would be typical of a marine ecosystem (Schoeninger & DeNiro 1984) and, indeed, there is considerable evidence of fish consumption at the Iron Gates sites, which in principle might have included anadromous species (i.
As a member of the herring family, shad, along with salmon and striped bass, are anadromous, meaning they live in the ocean but swim inland and spawn in fresh water.