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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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.
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.
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.
Common strategies of anadromous and catadromous fishes: Proceedings of an international symposium, 9-13 March 1986, Boston, Massachusetts.
Eels are catadromous fish - the opposite of salmon and other fish that are born in rivers and streams and then migrate to the sea, where they grow to adulthood before returning to the inland waterways to spawn.
The biology of a landlocked from the normally catadromous salmoni form fish Galaxias maculates (JENYNS) 3.
ABSTRACT: An investigation of the freshwater, anadromous, catadromous, and currently existing and long occurring introduced species that comprise the freshwater fish fauna of New Jersey indicates the occurrence of 86 species in 24 families.
Catadromous freshwater eels have been suggested to have originated in the tropical waters near present-day Indonesia sometime around the late-Cretaceous to Eocene, and the endemic tropical species A.
Catadromous refers to any fresh water fish that migrates to the ocean to spawn.
Salmon are anadromous (they hatch in rivers and live in the sea), while eels are catadromous (the reverse).