(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.
More 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.
Definition of bathypelagic in:
- The US English dictionary