of plankton
: living in deep water and coming to the surface rarely compare autopelagic

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary spani- (from Greek spanios rare, scarce) + pelagic; originally formed as German spanipelagisch; perhaps akin to Greek span to draw, pull, tear

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“Spanipelagic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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