denatant


denatant
swimming, drifting or migrating with the current. Movement of eggs and larvae away from the spawning area. Opposite of contranatant, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • denatant — adj. [L. de, away from; natare, to swim] Swimming, drifting or migrating with the current; see contranatant …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • denatant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • contranatant — swimming or migrating against the current; movement of adults towards the spawning area. Opposite of denatant …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • contranatant — adj. [L. contra, against; natare, to swim] Swimming or migrating against the current; see denatant …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • de|na|tant — «dee NAY tuhnt», adjective. swimming or migrating with the current, not against it: »denatant fishes …   Useful english dictionary


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