stenohaline


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stenohaline

(stĕn′ə-hā′līn, -hăl′īn)
adj.
Limited to or able to live only within a narrow range of saltwater concentrations. Used of aquatic organisms.

stenohaline

species of fish capable of osmoregulation only in fresh water.
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Apart from that, Echinoderms are commonly regarded as stenohaline and are restricted to particular site of high salinity seawater, yet some of them have been found to occur in estuarine habitats.
This specialization has led to an evolutionary secondary loss of glomeruli in a few stenohaline marine fish species, as filtration of the blood is no longer necessary and comes at too high a price in the form of fluid loss.
This supports the idea that, despite higher salinity values in the UZ, due to high influence of the river proximity, harsher conditions were observed at the LZ and MZ, where the stenohaline B.
This temporary exposure to low-salinity water would reduce predation by interrupting the feeding process of the stenohaline marine predators and causing them to move away (J.
Such alteration would make the post-construction years similar to a naturally occurring harsh year by extending the period when cold, salty water was present (Ross, 1988), and could lead to domination of the nearshore fish community by euryhaline species at the expense of stenohaline fish (Ross, 1988).
The exception amongst the anchovies is Stolephorus punctifer, a stenohaline species which prefers neritic and oceanic waters (Hida, 1973).
Almeida & Coelho (2008) also commented on the possible influence of the belt formed by the relatively large watersheds on this part of the Brazilian coast, such as those of the rivers Jequitinhonha, Pardo, Doce, and Paraiba do Sul, as a seasonally limiting factor of distribution for stenohaline species.