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bathypelagic

Line breaks: bathy|pela¦gic
Pronunciation: /ˌbaθɪpɪˈladʒɪk
 
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Definition of bathypelagic in English:

adjective

Biology
(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.
Example sentences
  • 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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