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Benthos

Benthos
(Science: ecology) animals and plants living on or within the substrate of a water body (freshwater, estuarine or marine).
A region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones.Organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea.Divided into the littoral benthos near the water surface and banks and the profundal benthos found at the bottom of a water body. Benthos pertains to organisms that occupy these areas.


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