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1. The collection of organisms living on or in the bottom of a body of water.
2. The bottom of a body of water.


ben′thic (-thĭk), ben·thon′ic (bĕn-thŏn′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.benthonic - of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of waterbenthonic - of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water
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Checklist of benthonic marine invertebrates from Malaga Bay (Isla Palma and Los Negritos), Colombian Pacific.
The bopyrid isopod of the genus Pseudione is a recurrent parasite of several benthonic crustaceans along the Chilean coast and to date five species have been identified: P.
Postlarval stages may remain as freeliving benthonic organism until final cementation on hard substrates when shell size is 2-3 mm (2-3 mo).
In this study the Eocene Nisai Formation at its type section, (Kazha Mirzai, Qilla Saifullah) in western Balochistan, Pakistan, is investigated for larger benthonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy.
Species diversity: benthonic foraminifera in western North Atlantic.
However, here it is obviously far more fossiliferous and displaying, for instance, abundant benthonic orbitoidal foraminiferids, red algal rhodoliths, large rudists (Dictyoptychus and Durania) and large gastropods (Campanile and Acteonella) (Figs.
Her topics include the computational theory of unstructured cellular automata, unstructured cellular automata for spatial dynamic ecological modeling, the spatial evolution of benthonic macro-invertebrates under flow regulation using hybrid modeling, and individual-based and spatial-based unstructured cellular automata and applications to aquatic ecosystem modeling.
The productivity of planktonic foraminifera was higher in open pelagic waters and that of benthonic foraminifera was higher in a shallow neritic environment (Van Der Zwaan, 1982; Van Morkhoven et al.
Davies [4] in the Samana Range and in Davies and Pinfold [1] in the Salt Range discuss the characteristic of Early to Late Paleocene benthonic larger foraminiferalspecies.
1st International Symposium on Benthonic Foraminifera of Continental Margins.
The name dictyonema came from the benthonic root-bearing Dictyonema flabelliforme, which afterward turned to planktonic nemabearing Rhabdinopora flabelliformis [17].