epibenthos

noun
epi·​benthos | \ "+ \

Definition of epibenthos

: the fauna and flora of the sea bottom between low-water mark and the mesobenthos down to a lower limit of about 100 fathoms

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epi- + benthos

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“Epibenthos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epibenthos. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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