sublittoral zone

/sʌbˈlɪtərəl zoʊn/ (say sub'lituhruhl zohn)

noun Ecology
the area between the low tide line and the edge of the continental shelf; abundant in plant and animal life.
Compare eulittoral zone.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sublittoral — in lakes the sublittoral zone extends from the lakeward limit of rooted vegetation down to about the upper limit of the hypolimnion; in the ocean from the lower edge of the intertidal (littoral) zone to the outer edge of the continental shelf at… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sublittoral — /sub lit euhr euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the littoral and bathyal zones, from the low water line to the edge of the continental shelf, or to a depth of approximately 660 ft. (200 m). 2 …   Universalium

  • sublittoral — См. sublittoral zone …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sublittoral — sub•lit•to•ral [[t]sʌbˈlɪt ər əl[/t]] adj. 1) geo ecl of or pertaining to the region of the ocean extending from the lowest shoreline to the edge of the continental shelf 2) geo ecl of or pertaining to the region of a lake extending from the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Zone de balancement des marées — Estran Estran à marée basse dans les Côtes d Armor, en France. L estran, aussi appelé batture au Québec, est la partie du littoral située entre les niveaux connus des plus hautes et des plus basses mers. On utilise aussi pour le désigner le terme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zone de marnage — Estran Estran à marée basse dans les Côtes d Armor, en France. L estran, aussi appelé batture au Québec, est la partie du littoral située entre les niveaux connus des plus hautes et des plus basses mers. On utilise aussi pour le désigner le terme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zone intertidale — Estran Estran à marée basse dans les Côtes d Armor, en France. L estran, aussi appelé batture au Québec, est la partie du littoral située entre les niveaux connus des plus hautes et des plus basses mers. On utilise aussi pour le désigner le terme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sublittoral — I. adjective Date: 1846 1. situated, occurring, or formed on the aquatic side of a shoreline or littoral zone 2. constituting the sublittoral II. noun Date: circa 1935 the deeper part of the littoral portion of a body of water; especially the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Littoral zone — Littoral redirects here. For other uses, see Littoral (disambiguation). Marine habitats Different disciplines and agencies divide the littoral zone into different subregions, according to how they want to view the zone. This diagram show …   Wikipedia

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