Eurybathic - definition of eurybathic by The Free Dictionary
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Capable of living in a wide range of water depths. Used of an aquatic organism.
(Zoology) zoology (of an aquatic organism) able to live at different depths
eu•ry•bath•ic (ˌyʊər əˈbæθ ɪk, ˌyɜr-)
of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate a wide range of depths (opposed to stenobathic
- + Greek báth(os)
depth + -ic
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Eurybathic taxa (those with a broader vertical range) show a wider horizontal distribution than stenobathic taxa (those with a narrow vertical range) (Vinogradova, 1997).
Species found in both the shelf and bathyal zones were designated eurybathic.
1996b, c), but the complete larval development has been described for only a single eurybathic
echinoid, Cidaris cidaris (Prouho, 1888).