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Life & taxa hub > Aquatic life >

Contents below:

     · Eels

       · Salmon

            ~ General

            ~ Atlantic

            ~ Pacific

Diadromous life

Types of aquatic migration*

Diadromous: all fish that migrate between the sea and fresh water

Anadromous: fish migrate from the sea up into freshwater to spawn

Catadromous: fish migrate from fresh water down intothe sea to spawn

Amphidromous: fish that migrate from fresh water to the seas, or vice

                          versa, but not for the purpose of breeding

Potamodromous: fish whose migrations occur wholly within fresh water

Oceanodromous: fish that live and migrate wholly in the sea