catadromous

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Related to catadromously: diadromous, Fish migration

ca·tad·ro·mous

 (kə-tăd′rə-məs)
adj.
Living in fresh water but migrating to marine waters to breed. Used of fish.

catadromous

(kəˈtædrəməs) or

katadromous

adj
(Zoology) (of fishes such as the eel) migrating down rivers to the sea in order to breed. Compare anadromous
[C19: from Greek katadromos, from kata- down + dromos, from dremein to run]

ca•tad•ro•mous

(kəˈtæd rə məs)

adj.
(of fish) migrating from fresh water to spawn in the sea (disting. from anadromous).
[1880–85; cata- + -dromous]

catadromous

a term describing fish that migrate downriver to spawn.
See also: Fish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.catadromous - migrating from fresh water to the sea to spawn
anadromous - migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
diadromous - (used of fish) migratory between fresh and salt waters
Translations
thalassotoque