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Capable of living only within a narrow range of water depths. Used of an aquatic organism.
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(Biology) (of an aquatic organism) able to live only within a limited range of water depths
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sten•o•bath•ic(ˌstɛn əˈbæθ ɪk)
of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate limited changes in depth (opposed to eurybathic).
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