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Refers to fishes that regularly migrate between freshwater and the sea (in both directions), but not for the purpose of breeding, as in anadromous and catadromous species. Sub-division of diadromous. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
Characteristic elements in amphidromy are: reproduction in fresh water, passage to sea by newly hatched larvae, a period of feeding and growing at sea usually a few months long, return to fresh water of well-grown juveniles, a further period of feeding and growing in fresh water, followed by reproduction there (Ref. 82692). (See also: diadromous, catadromous, anadromous)
Fait référence aux poissons qui régulièrement migrent entre eau douce et eau de mer (ou le contraire), mais pas pour reproduire, comme chez les espèces anadromes et catadromes. (See also: diadromous, catadromous, anadromous)
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