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 (stĕn′ə-hā′līn, -hăl′īn)
Limited to or able to live only within a narrow range of saltwater concentrations. Used of aquatic organisms.

[steno- + Greek halinos, of salt (from hals, hal-, salt; see halo-).]


(ˌstɛnəʊˈheɪliːn; -laɪn)
(Zoology) (of certain aquatic animals) able to exist only within a narrow range of salinity. Compare euryhaline
[C20: from steno- + haline, from Greek hals salt + -ine1]
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Hypersaline conditions lead to movement of stenohaline species out of the area and extinction of less mobile organisms, resulting in changes in community structure and species richness (Schlacher & Wooldridge 1996; Owen & Forbes 1997).
Effects of low salinities on oxygen consumption of selected euryhaline and stenohaline freshwater fish.
The snow and southern Tanner crabs are typical of other stenohaline marine crustaceans in that their hemolymph is isosmotic with their environmental seawater but the ionic composition of their hemolymph can differ considerably from the composition of seawater around them (Prosser, 1973).
Effects of environmental Cl--levels on Cl uptake and mitochondria--rich cell morphology in gills of the stenohaline goldfish, Carassius auratus.
Effects of low salinities on Flavobacterium columnare infection of euryhaline and freshwater stenohaline fishes.
Faunal assemblages are, in general, similar to those of European marine bands (Calver 1968), but are conspicuously lacking in stenohaline elements such as goniatites; collectively, data suggest brackish salinities (Calder 1998).