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Aquatic animals, such as clams or burrowing worms, that live beneath the surface of a sea or lake floor.

[in- + fauna.]

in′fau′nal adj.


(Zoology) zoology of or relating to infauna
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Fine-scale spatial distribution of the temperate infaunal bivalve Tapes (=Ruditapes) philippinarum (Adams and Reeve) on fished and unfished intertidal mudflats.
Clam digging is a North American term for a common way to harvest clams (edible infaunal bivalve mollusks) from below the surface of the tidal sand flats or mud flats where they live.
Trol ve algarna gibi dipte suruklenerek cekilen av araclari bentik ekosistem uzerinde yarattiklari fiziksel etki sebebiyle, infaunal ve epifaunal canli komunitelerin azalmasina veya tumuyle olumune sebep olmaktadirlar.
The euheterodonts are another large clade of typically infaunal animals in a more derived position (Bieler et al.
2014), showed that infaunal amphipod abundance and biomass closely mirrored areas of highest gray whale abundance, with greatest abundance of both over shelf/trough depths south and west of Barrow Canyon.
Contract notice: Provision of Infaunal Analysis Services.
nudus burrows actively in sandy sediments feeding on them as they burrow and has integumentary specializations for gas exchange thru the body surface (Ruppert & Rice, 1995) facilitating their infaunal mode of life.
Por ejemplo, para la parte mas basal del nucleo (Intervalo 30-40 cm), la gran proporcion de la especie infaunal U.
The species is characterized as bottom infaunal organisms with no external sexual dimorphism, however, they can be identified by different-colored gonads: the females' are dark grey, whereas the males' are milky white (Araujo, 1995).
The benthic foraminiferal assemblages are diverse (around 72 species), slightly dominated by infaunal taxa (57%).