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.]

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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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.