Definition of bathypelagic in English:


Line breaks: bathy|pela¦gic
Pronunciation: /ˌbaθɪpɪˈladʒɪk


  • (Of fish and other organisms) inhabiting the deep sea where the environment is dark and cold, between about 1000 and 3000 metres (approximately 3300 and 9800 ft) down.
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    • Multicuspidate radular teeth are most prominent in nude incirrate octopods of the bathypelagic Bolitaenidae.
    • The eggs are bathypelagic, which means that they are free floating, but at depth.
    • The upper reaches of the deep ocean contain many bathypelagic fishes with a capacious, gas-filled swimbladder.

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