Definition of stenohaline in English:

stenohaline

Line breaks: steno|hal¦ine
Pronunciation: /ˌstɛnəʊˈheɪlʌɪn
 
, -liːn/

adjective

Ecology
  • (Of an aquatic organism) able to tolerate only a narrow range of salinity. Often contrasted with euryhaline.
    More example sentences
    • Considering the three patterns of ontogeny of postembryonic osmoregulation, it is clear that the studied species classed in pattern I (all stages are weak osmoregulators or osmoconformers) are marine stenohaline osmoconformers.
    • In one group of species, osmoregulation varies little with developmental stage; the adults of these species, mostly marine and stenohaline, are weak regulators or osmoconformers.
    • Periods of decreased river flow enlarge the proportion of the estuary habitat favored by stenohaline organisms preferring highly saline conditions.

Origin

1930s: from Greek stenos 'narrow' + halinos 'of salt'.

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