Eurybathic - definition of eurybathic by The Free Dictionary
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Capable of living in a wide range of water depths. Used of an aquatic organism.
(Zoology) zoology (of an aquatic organism) able to live at different depths
eu•ry•bath•ic (ˌyʊər əˈbæθ ɪk, ˌyɜr-)
of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate a wide range of depths (opposed to stenobathic
- + Greek báth(os)
depth + -ic
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Bathyspera splendens, the first of the genus to be described, is eurybathic
and found throughout Antarctica.
species could seek refuge in the depths or within deglaciated areas (Thatje et al, 2005).
taxa (those with a broader vertical range) show a wider horizontal distribution than stenobathic taxa (those with a narrow vertical range) (Vinogradova, 1997).