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Diadromy in Fishes: Migrations between Freshwater and Marine Environments
TLDR
The origin and evolution of diadromy, the taxonomic distribution, and strategic aspects of the life histories ofdiadromous fishes.
On amphidromy, a distinct form of diadromy in aquatic organisms
TLDR
The return to freshwater of small juveniles of amphidromous fishes is functionally and strategically different from the return of large mature adults, as happens in anadromy, another category of diadromy.
Crying wolf, crying foul, or crying shame: alien salmonids and a biodiversity crisis in the southern cool-temperate galaxioid fishes?
  • R. McDowall
  • Biology
    Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • 29 November 2006
The galaxioid fishes are the dominant, most speciose group of freshwater fishes (with >50 species) in the lands of the cool southern hemisphere, with representatives in western and eastern Australia,
Aquatic Productivity and the Evolution of Diadromous Fish Migration
TLDR
The distribution of diadromous species is examined with respect to global patterns in aquatic productivity, and the contrasting directions of migration can be explained by the relative availability of food resources in ocean and freshwater habitats.
The evolution of diadromy in fishes (revisited) and its place in phylogenetic analysis
  • R. McDowall
  • Biology
    Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • 1 December 1997
TLDR
Examination of fishes shows wide variability of diadromous life histories within closely related families and genera, within species, and there is even ontogenetic variation in patterns of behaviour by individual fish, which suggests diadromy is a behavioural character of dubious worth in determining phylogenetic relationships.
Why be amphidromous: expatrial dispersal and the place of source and sink population dynamics?
  • R. McDowall
  • Biology
    Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • 1 March 2010
TLDR
It is suggested that this idiosyncratic distribution relates in part to problems in self-recruitment on islands that are often young or volcanic, and which may have streams with ephemeral flows across relatively short times scales.
The galaxiid fishes of South America
TLDR
The galaxiids are regarded as southern circumpolar elements in the South American freshwater fish fauna, distinct from the group of species of Amazonian derivation (trichomycterids, Nematogenys, Diplomystes, Cheirodon, etc.) and distinct also from oceanic derivatives, either recent (atherinids) or ancient (serranids).
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