An anadromous fish spawns in freshwater, migrates to the ocean to mature, then returns to freshwater to spawn and complete its lifecycle.
In California, anadromous fish include salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, striped bass, American shad, stickleback and Pacific Lamprey.
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