Definition of Indo-Pacific in English:


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1Relating to the Indian Ocean and the adjacent parts of the Pacific.
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  • Other molecular studies suggest that Indo-Pacific leatherbacks may be ancestral to global leatherback populations.
  • They are monsters of the Indo-Pacific oceans; two metres of teeth and tail that eat surfers for breakfast off the coast of Australia.
  • The distinctive orange and white Clown Fish traditionally lives in the warm seas of the Indo-Pacific area.
1.1 another term for Austronesian.


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The Indo-Pacific seas or ocean.
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  • At reefs all over the Indo-Pacific small, brightly coloured fish run cleaning stations where other fish come to engage their services.
  • Those found in the Indo-Pacific are considered to have the most active venom, in the modified hollow spines at the tips of their dorsal fins.
  • Apart from one on the W. African coast, the score or so of species all belong to the Indo-Pacific.

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