from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of tolerating a wide range of salt water concentrations. Used of an aquatic organism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to tolerate various saltwater concentrations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a wide range or capacity as to saltness; able to endure great changes in the salinity of water.
There are likely to be shifts in species composition to more euryhaline and anadromous species.
Increased river discharge could possibly create estuarine areas, providing new habitat opportunities for euryhaline species.
While the warmer-water percid and cyprinid species are restricted to the southwest and unlikely to extend their range to the north (unless moved by humans) because of dispersal barriers , the euryhaline salmonids are able to move from estuary to estuary as conditions allow.
In estuarine habitats, there are likely to be shifts in species composition to more euryhaline and anadromous species (e.g., fourhorn sculpin – Myoxocephalus quadricornis, ninespine stickleback – Pungitius pungitius, threespine stickleback – Gasterosteus aculeatus, Arctic flounder – Pleuronectes glacialis, salmonines, and coregonines).
A list of freshwater, anadromous, and euryhaline fishes of California.
The alternative, that tetrapods radiated independently from lobe-fins that had originally been euryhaline [salt-tolerating] and subsequently lost their salt tolerance, seems even more unlikely and countered by the detailed similarities that are found in the tetrapods now known from over the world.
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