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Aquatic animals, such as starfish, flounder, or barnacles, that live on the surface of a sea or lake bottom or on the surface of a submerged substrate, such as rocks or aquatic plants and animals, but that do not burrow into or beneath the surface.

ep′i·fau′nal adj.
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(Zoology) zoology animals that live on the seabed surface
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