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(Environmental Science) ecology of, relating to, or inhabiting still water: a lentic fauna. Compare lotic
[C20: from Latin lentus slow]


(ˈlɛn tɪk)

pertaining to or living in still water.
[1930–35; < Latin lent(us) slow, motionless + -ic]
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Adj.1.lentic - of or relating to or living in still waters (as lakes or ponds)
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
lotic - of or relating to or living in actively moving water
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The presence of lentic water bodies showed an inverse correlation with biotic integrity in streams.
Diversity, abundance and seasonal variations of fish community in lentic water bodies of Indus River at Ghazi Ghat, Pakistan.
tasmaniensis are lentic in habit and generally take three to five months to metamorphose (Martin 1965; Horton 1982; Anstis 2013), but in summer (around Melbourne) metamorphosis can be completed in six to eight weeks (pers.
The Lisbon and Overton chute SWH sites in particular were not connected with the mainstem Missouri River during periods of low flow in the summer of 2012, creating lentic conditions (Gosch et al, 2015).
It is distributed in the Parana-Paraguay river basin, lives in both lentic and lotic environments, carries out short-distance migrations (Graca & Pavanelli, 2007) and has been indicated as the principal cause of the decrease in the population of its native congener (Agostinho & Julio Jr, 2002).
For tropical high Andes lentic ecosystems, there are few studies on the ecological role of virioplankton.
The chemical and physical factors affect productivity, abundance and species composition of any lentic and lotic environments [3].
These fish depend on the mussel beds of Unio douglasiae nipponensis, which is one of the most widespread lotic and lentic endemic species (Kondo 2008).
These lakes are classified as either lentic (disconnected) or lotic (connected) in relation to the Savannah River (Obolewski 2011).