mesopelagic


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mes·o·pe·lag·ic

 (mĕz′ə-pə-lăj′ĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
Relating to or inhabiting the layer of the water column in the open ocean that lies between the epipelagic and bathypelagic layers at depths of about 200 to 1,000 meters (656-3,280 feet).

mesopelagic

(ˌmɛsəʊpəˈlædʒɪk)
adj
(Biology) of, relating to, or inhabiting the intermediate depths of the ocean between approximately 100 and 1000 metres
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Reproductive system and the spermatophoric reaction of the mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis sicula (Ruppell, 1844) (Cephalopoda: Octopoteuthidae) from southern African waters.
Abstract: We compared the geographic distribution of groups of chondrychthid fishes of two physically proximal, although geographically different, regions that include the Juan Fernandez seamounts and the central Chilean continental slope, both sampled at mesopelagic and mesobenthonic depths.
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Larvae were separated into three ontogenetic groups according to the notochord flexion state (preflexion, flexion and postflexion) and classified as coastal or oceanic (coastal, epipelagic, mesopelagic, epi-mesopelagic and demersal) according to the adult fish habitat following the classification given by Moser & Ahlstrom (1996).
2008) described the behavior of a tagged Blainville's beaked whale in the Bahamas that appeared to provoke a schooling reaction in mesopelagic prey that resulted in a school of prey up to 4 m in diameter and created an opportunity for the whale to more easily capture those prey.
macrocephala lack the pigment cell that is characteristic of most epipelagic and mesopelagic chaetognaths (Goto et al.
Profiles of ectoenzymes in the Indian Ocean: phenomena of phosphatase activity in the mesopelagic zone.
In the TEP assemblages, the tropical mesopelagic Vinciguerria lucetia and Diogenicthys laternatus (Garman) species dominate the transition region in winter; while the neritic pelagic, Bregmaceros bathymaster, dominates the "coastaloceanic" assemblage in autumn at Cabo Corrientes region (Leon-Chavez et al.
In situ video observations of two manefishes (Perciformes: Caristiidae) in the mesopelagic zone of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The feeding habits of four species of mesopelagic fishes from northern Chile are described: Triphoturus mexicanus, Diogenichtys atlanticus, Vinciguerria lucetia and Cyclothone acclinidens.