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- Living upon or in the bottom of the continental shelf or littoral zone of the ocean; of or pertaining to epibenthos. See epibenthos, benthos, benthonic.
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- adjective biology That lives on the surface of
sedimentsat the bottom of the sea
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Dynamics of the epibenthic community of roots of the mangrove Rhizophora mangle, at Bahía de Buche, Venezuela.
It appeared that the effects were largely due to the intensive washing more than to the use of Corexit 7664, and were evident in intertidal epibenthic macrobiota.
Periphyton may grow attached to other plants (ephytic periphyton) or on rocks and other substrate (epibenthic periphyton).
Preliminary analysis of the survey data for the first 18 months indicates that the FRP reefs appear to attract and retain a significantly greater total abundance and diversity of fish, and have much richer epibenthic communities than the culvert reefs.