archibenthic
the waters on the slope beyond the outer edge of the continental shelf at depths between 200-400 and 1000-1100 metres or below the 4°C isotherm

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • archibenthic — adj. [Gr. arche, beginning; benthos, depths of sea] Refers to the continental deep sea zone, extending from the edge of the continental shelf (200 400 m.) to depths of about 800 1100 m; see abyssal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • archibenthic — ar·chi·benthic …   English syllables

  • archibenthic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • archibenthal — adjective see archibenthic …   Useful english dictionary

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