meaning of benthonic

benthonic meaning in General Dictionary

of or concerning or taking place regarding bottom under a body of water

Sentence Examples with the word benthonic

As respects the mode of life of the Graptolites there can be little doubt that the Dendroidea were, with some exceptions, sessile or benthonic animals, their polyparies, like those of the recent Calyptoblastea, growing upwards, their bases remaining attached to the sea floor or to foreign bodies, usually fixed.

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