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Anadromous vs. Catadromous

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Anadromousadjective

(of a migratory fish) That lives in the sea and breeds in fresh water.

‘Shads and most species of salmon are anadromous.’;

Catadromousadjective

Living in fresh water as an adult, but breeding in the sea.

Anadromousadjective

(botany) Of a fern in which the first veins in a frond segment are produced towards the apex of the frond.

Catadromousadjective

(botany) Of a fern in which the first veins in a frond segment are produced towards the base of the frond.

Anadromousadjective

Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc.

Catadromousadjective

Having the lowest inferior segment of a pinna nearer the rachis than the lowest superior one; - said of a mode of branching in ferns, and opposed to anadromous.

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Anadromousadjective

Tending upwards; - said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem.

Catadromousadjective

Living in fresh water, and going to the sea to spawn; - opposed to anadromous, and said of the eel.

Anadromousadjective

(used of fish) migratory between fresh and salt waters

Catadromousadjective

(used of fish) migratory between fresh and salt waters

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