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Descriptor English: Benthic Fauna
Descriptor Spanish: Fauna Béntica
Descriptor Portuguese: Fauna Bentônica
Descriptor French: Faune Benthique
Entry term(s): Benthic Organisms
Benthos
Tree number(s): SP4.016.157.723
SP4.102.072.573.999.635.116
Scope note: All organisms living at the bottom [of the sea]. It includes, the ones living on the surface of the ocean floor (epibentos) or well buried in the sediment (endobentos). They can be plants (phytobenthos) or animals (zoobenthos), macroscopic (megalobenthos, macrobenthos) of average size (meiobenthos) or microscopic (microbenthos). The benthos is particularly important in productive coastal waters, where the phytobenthos receives enough light to grow and feed dense populations of zoobenthos. (Free translation of the original: http://www.pes.fvet.edu.uy/cienmar/madid/glosario.html; 01-10-2006)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Aquatic Fauna DeCS
Benthic Flora DeCS
Oceanic Trench DeCS
Seabed DeCS
DeCS ID: 25186
Unique ID: DDCS025186
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Benthic Fauna - Preferred
Concept UI FD00058148
Scope note All organisms living at the bottom [of the sea]. It includes, the ones living on the surface of the ocean floor (epibentos) or well buried in the sediment (endobentos). They can be plants (phytobenthos) or animals (zoobenthos), macroscopic (megalobenthos, macrobenthos) of average size (meiobenthos) or microscopic (microbenthos). The benthos is particularly important in productive coastal waters, where the phytobenthos receives enough light to grow and feed dense populations of zoobenthos. (Free translation of the original: http://www.pes.fvet.edu.uy/cienmar/madid/glosario.html; 01-10-2006)
Preferred term Benthic Fauna
Entry term(s) Benthic Organisms
Benthos



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