catadromous


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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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2009: Life history and evolution of migratio in catadromous eels (genus Anguilla).
Shortfin eels are catadromous, migrating in the southern autumn from their freshwater habitats in south-west Victoria over 2000 kilometres to their spawning area in the South Coral Sea (Aoyama et al.
An eel is a "catadromous fish.'' This term denotes a fish species that is born in the sea, spends its life in freshwater, and returns to the sea to spawn and die, which is opposite the pattern that most spawning fish follow.
Anadromous and catadromous fish species in Lithuania are among the most valuable economically and very popular angling catch.
Mitten crabs are catadromous, reproducing in the ocean, with their young moving into freshwater tributaries where they remain upstream until adulthood.
1758) is a catadromous fish species that enters into the rivers from the sea at the so-called "glass" eel stage (i.e., transparent, mostly unpigmented fish).
migratory species, marine mammals, anadromous stocks, and catadromous
* Anguilla rostrata.--The American eel is catadromous and breeds in the Sargassa Sea.
rostrata) are catadromous, reproducing in the sea and feeding and growing in freshwater.
Other fish species in this reach during summer and early fall were resident four-spined stickleback (Apeltes quadracus), catadromous American eel (Anguilla rostrata), and freshwater fishes including golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas), sunfishes (Lepomis spp.), and juvenile largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides).
Catadromous fish -- those that are born in the ocean, migrate to fresh water and return to the ocean to spawn -- are common in the tropics.