Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living upon or in the bottom of the sea as distinguished from the water; submarine. Benthonic organisms are contrasted with those that are water-dwelling or planktonic. Many animals are benthonic during part of their lives and planktonic during another part. Most hydroids are fixed to the bottom, or benthonic, while the medusæ which they produce and set free swim in the water and are planktonic. See
- adj. of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water
“My topic was an Upper Ordovician benthonic community - yep you got it - basically it was another of my seascapes”
“On Rocas Atoll regular studies have been conducted since 1990 on migratory and resident seabirds, as well as fish, crustaceans and benthonic organisms.”
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