Definition of mesopelagic in English:


Syllabification: mes·o·pe·lag·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmezəpəˈlajik, ˌmē-


  • (Of fish and other organisms) inhabiting the intermediate depths of the sea, approximately 650-3,300 feet (200-1,000 m) below the surface.
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    • Most mesopelagic species are either red or black and most deep-sea benthic species range from pale yellow to red.
    • Tooth morphology in this selection of mesopelagic fishes is quite diverse suggesting that their feeding strategies might be diverse as well.
    • Our results indicate that mesopelagic fish pose a stronger predatory threat than invertebrates to overwintering Calanus.

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