stenotopic


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sten·o·top·ic

 (stĕn′ə-tŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Able to adapt only to a narrow range of environmental conditions.

[steno- + Greek topos, place + -ic.]
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stenotopic

(ˌstɛnəʊˈtɒpɪk)
adj
(Biology) ecology (of a species, group, etc) able to tolerate only a narrow range of environmental changes. Also sometimes (influenced by -tropic): stenotropic Compare eurytopic
[from steno- + top from Greek topos place + -ic]
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Vermeulen, "Corridor function of a road verge for dispersal of stenotopic heathland ground beetles Carabidae," Biological Conservation, vol.
For instance, larger, deeper pools allow the permanency of more stenotopic species (Gibson and Yoshiyama, 1999).
Eurytopic species are adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions, while stenotopic species are adapted to a narrow range of environmental conditions.
Most tropical species are stenotopic with distributions determined by ground cover and prevailing climate (humidity, soil type, drainage, exposure to rainfall, etc.).
pterygocercus could have been derived by rapid stenotopic speciation (Prendini 2001a) from a fluvial-adapted population residing along a Tigris-Euphrates River that flowed through a dry Gulf out to the Strait of Hormuz.