catadromous


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catadromous

[kə′ta·drə·məs]
(vertebrate zoology)
Pertaining to fishes which live in fresh water and migrate to spawn in salt water.
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KEY WORDS: New Jersey, freshwater fishes, fish distributions, anadromous fishes, catadromous fishes, introduced fishes, New Jersey Pinelands
Therefore, a new era of research on the ecology and behavior of tropical eels has begun, and it promises to unveil the mystery of the origin and evolution of the catadromous migrations of the genus Anguilla.
This migration towards saltwater, in order to spawn, occurs in all catadromous species.
Because of its catadromous nature, the Chinese mitten crab must be in saltwater to reproduce (its eggs will not coalesce in freshwater).
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.
The highly productive floodable plains are the feeding sites of the catadromous perch (Lates calcarifer).
American eels (Anguilla rostrata) are a catadromous species that uses olfaction to locate food and suitable freshwater habitats (1).
Discrimination of catadromous eels of genus Anguilla using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA domain.
In American Fisheries Society symposium on common strategies in anadromous/ catadromous fishes 1:262-275.
novemaculeata) are catadromous and occur in coastal southeastern Australian drainages between southern Queensland and eastern South Australia (Paxton et al.
Considered to be catadromous, the juvenile fish recruit to lagoons and estuaries following a period of offshore spawning (Blaber, 1987; Ibanez-Aguirre, 1993; Ditty and Shaw, 1996).
Perhaps the most famous example is that of catadromous freshwater eels (Anguilla anguilla and A.