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Glossary Element  benthos

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English term benthos
Language Translations
French benthos
French/Belgium benthos
English definition organisms living on or in the bottom of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and other water bodies. [JVG] Depending on the size of the organisms, benthos is regarded as macrobenthos (organisms > 1000 µm), meiobenthos (organisms between 42 µm and 1000 µm) and nanobenthos or microbenthos (organisms < 42 µm). Depending on the depth distribution, benthos is regarded as epibenthos (living between low water line and 200 m depth), mesobenthos (living at depths between 200 and 1000 m), hypobenthos (living between 1000 and 2000 m) and abyssal benthos (living below 2000 m).
Language Translations
French organismes qui vivent sur ou dans le fond des océans, des mers, des rivières, des lacs et d’autres lieux aquatiques. [JVG]
French/Belgium organismes qui vivent sur ou dans le fond des océans, des mers, des rivières, des lacs et d’autres lieux aquatiques. [JVG]
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