catadromous


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Related to catadromous: diadromous, Fish migration

cat·a·dro·mous

(kat'a-drō'mus),
Migrating from fresh water to the ocean to spawn.
See also: anadromous.

catadromous

(kə-tăd′rə-məs)
adj.
Living in fresh water but migrating to marine waters to breed. Used of fish.

cat·a·dro·mous

(kat'ă-drō'mŭs)
Migrating from fresh water to the ocean to spawn.
See also: anadromous

catadromous

(of fishes such as the eel) migrating down-river to the sea to spawn. Compare ANADROMOUS.
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KEY WORDS: New Jersey, freshwater fishes, fish distributions, anadromous fishes, catadromous fishes, introduced fishes, New Jersey Pinelands
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This migration towards saltwater, in order to spawn, occurs in all catadromous species.
Though they live their lives in fresh water, they are considered catadromous, meaning they migrate to saltwater in order to spawn.
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