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Glossary D

diadromy

A life history strategy in which a species spawns in a different environment than they grow and mature in. Anadromy and catadromy are examples of diadromy.

dorsal

Refers to the back of an organism or top of a fish.

dorsal fin

The anterior-most fin on a fish's back.