abyssopelagic
adj. [Gr. abyssos, the deep sea; pelagos, sea]
Pertains to all organisms inhabiting the deep abyssal zone; they are either active swimmers, or float with the current.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • abyssopelagic — /əˌbɪsoʊpəˈlædʒɪk/ (say uh.bisohpuh lajik) adjective of, relating to, or inhabiting the abyssopelagic zone. {abyss(al) + o + pelagic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abyssopelagic — adjective see abyssalpelagic * * * abyssopelagic /ə bis ō pi lajˈik/ adjective Relating to the deepest regions of the ocean • • • Main Entry: ↑abyss …   Useful english dictionary

  • abyssopelagic — living in the water column at 4000 to 6000 metres (or 2500 4000 metres, or 4000 7000 metres, sources differ), seaward of the continental shelf slope break. See also abyssalpelagic zone …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • abyssopelagic — adjective Of or pertaining to the depths of the ocean; of the abyss; of the pelagic zone …   Wiktionary

  • abyssopelagic — abys·so·pelagic …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Pelagic zone — Aquatic layers Pelagic    Photic       Epipelagic …   Wikipedia

  • Abyssal zone — Abyssal redirects here. For the Envy album, see Abyssal (album). Aquatic layers Pelagic    Photic      …   Wikipedia

  • Bathyal zone — Aquatic layers Pelagic    Photic       Epipelagic …   Wikipedia

  • Pelagic fish — A school of large pelagic predator fish (giant trevally) sizing up a school of small pelagic prey fish (anchovies) Pelagic fish live near the surface or in the water column of coastal, ocean and lake waters, but not on the bottom of the sea or… …   Wikipedia

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