bathypelagic zone
the pelagic environment at bathypelagic depths

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • bathypelagic zone — /bæθipəˈlædʒɪk zoʊn/ (say batheepuh lajik zohn) noun the part of the ocean between the mesopelagic and abyssopelagic zones, between depths of 1000 m and 4000 m; with no sunlight and great water pressure it has relatively few inhabitants; midnight …   Australian English dictionary

  • bathypelagic zone — Worldwide zone of deep ocean waters, about 3,000–13,000 ft (1,000–4,000 m) below the surface. It is inhabited by a wide variety of marine forms, including eels, fishes, mollusks, and others. * * * …   Universalium

  • zone — zoneless, adj. /zohn/, n., v., zoned, zoning. n. 1. any continuous tract or area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining tracts or areas, or within which certain distinctive circumstances exist or are… …   Universalium

  • bathypelagic — /bæθipəˈlædʒɪk/ (say batheepuh lajik) adjective of, relating to, or inhabiting the bathypelagic zone. {bathy + pelagic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bathypelagic — Zone in the ocean deeper than 1000 m below the surface, or pertaining to its inhabitants [Butler, T.H.] …   Crustacea glossary

  • bathypelagic — adjective Of or pertaining to the parts of the oceans at depths between 1000 and 4000 meters deep. See Also: bathal zone, epipelagic, mesopelagic, abyssopelagic, hadalpelagic …   Wiktionary

  • hadopelagic zone — /heɪdoʊpəˈlædʒɪk zoʊn/ (say haydohpuh lajik zohn) noun the deepest part of the ocean that lies in trenches below the general level of the abyssopelagic zone. Compare abyssopelagic zone, bathypelagic zone, epipelagic zone, mesopelagic zone. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • abyssopelagic zone — /əˌbɪsoʊpəˈlædʒɪk zoʊn/ (say uh.bisohpuh lajik zohn) noun the deepest part of the ocean where the water is near freezing, there is no sunlight at all, and the pressure is crushing. Compare bathypelagic zone, epipelagic zone, hadopelagic zone,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mesopelagic zone — /mizoʊpəˈlædʒɪk zoʊn/ (say meezohpuh lajik zohn) noun the middle layer of the ocean which receives some sunlight but not enough for photosynthesis; between 200 and 1000 m below the surface. Compare abyssopelagic zone, bathypelagic zone,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • epipelagic zone — /ɛpipəˈlædʒɪk zoʊn/ (say epeepuh lajik zohn) noun the top layer of the ocean which receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to take place. Compare abyssopelagic zone, bathypelagic zone, hadopelagic zone, mesopelagic zone …   Australian English dictionary

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