epifauna

noun
epi·​fau·​na | \ˌe-pi-ˈfȯ-nə, -ˈfä-\

Definition of epifauna 

: benthic fauna living on the substrate (such as a hard sea floor) or on other organisms — compare infauna

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epifaunal \ ˌe-​pi-​ˈfȯ-​nᵊl , -​ˈfä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of epifauna

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epifauna

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