epifauna


epi·fau·na

noun \-ˈf-nə, -ˈfä-\

Definition of EPIFAUNA

:  benthic fauna living on the substrate (as a hard sea floor) or on other organisms — compare infauna
epi·fau·nal \-ˈf-nəl, -ˈfä-\ adjective

Origin of EPIFAUNA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1914

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