complementary fish
a freshwater fish, often diadromous and belonging to marine groups which become dominant in freshwater faunas only in paucity or absence of primary, secondary, and probably also vicarious freshwater faunas, e.g. Agonostomus, Joturus, Cestraeus, Sicydium, Sicyopterus, Stiphodon, certain New World Gobiesocidae

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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