noun epi·fau·na \ˌe-pi-ˈfȯ-nə, -ˈfä-\

Definition of epifauna

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


play \ˌe-pi-ˈfȯ-nəl, -ˈfä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of epifauna

New Latin

First Known Use: circa 1914

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