catadromous


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Related to catadromous: diadromous, Fish migration
  • adj

Antonyms for catadromous

migrating from fresh water to the sea to spawn

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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 eel is the only catadromous fish in North America.
Eels are catadromous euryhaline organisms, which means that they migrate between freshwater and marine environments in order to breed.
The release mechanism on the PSAT, which operates by electrolysis, requires a >5 ppt salinity to function, (1) which necessitates consideration when dealing with anadromous or catadromous fishes.
Anadromous and catadromous fish species in Lithuania are among the most valuable economically and very popular angling catch.
The American eel is catadromous and breeds in the Sargassa Sea.
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.
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.
Discrimination of catadromous eels of genus Anguilla using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA domain.