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(ˌɛp əˈbɛn θɒs)

the aggregate of organisms living on the sea bottom between low tide and 100 fathoms (180 m).
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In the length frequency analysis the following size categories were applied according to Perez-Farfante (1970 a, b), and Perez-Castaneda and Defeo (2001): recruits as epibenthic postlarvae (<8 mm CL); juvenile (8-15 mm CL) and sub-adults (>15 mm CL).
Commercial harvest of bay scallops in North Carolina is achieved primarily by toothless epibenthic dredge (22.7 kg legal limit; NCFMC (1)).
Wrasses (family Labridae) are epibenthic, demersal, and water-column fishes found in coastal warm-temperate and tropical waters, usually near rocky and coral reefs of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
These elements, and other issues such as brooding, likely influence the development of both epibenthic and infaunal bivalve ecosystems.
200 m) (Croll et al., 1992), and therefore murres using leads over these banks would have access to epibenthic prey inaccessible in deeper water.
ABSTRACT The eastern oyster [Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791)] is an important epibenthic species in estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems, providing habitat for commercially valuable species and enhancing ecosystem function.
They are opportunistic carnivores associated with epibenthic communities over rocky reefs at moderate depths from 5 to 300 m along the continental shelf.
Marsh plants may affect the structure of epibenthic communities in a variety of ways.
All specimens reported here were collected during shelf and upper slope depth otter trawl surveys of demersal fish and epibenthic invertebrates.
Mysids were collected with an epibenthic sled (Blomqvist and Lundgren 1996) and stored in small glass vials in batches of five.
The brown shrimp Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) is a highly abundant epibenthic crustacean along European coastal waters from Norway to Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Tiews 1970, Campos & Van der Veer 2008).