Lithophilous - definition of lithophilous by The Free Dictionary
(of animals and plants) inhabiting or growing in stony places
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This vegetation type grows in rocky areas, and thus many lithophilous
species such as Seseli libanotis and Alchemilla saxatilis can be found.
The categories are particularly useful for lithophilous
spawners (sensu Balon, 1975) and can help identify specific behavioral traits (e.
Distinctions between some species, such as the lithophilous
Pseudotropheus tropheops and the more pelagic Oreochromis lidole, might be expected.