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(English) Dwelling on, or relating to, the bottom of a body of water; living on the bottom of the ocean and feeding on benthic organisms. (See also: benthic ecosystems, demersal, pelagic)
(French) Qui demeure sur, ou qui concerne le fond d'un corps d'eau; qui vie dans le fond de l'océan et qui se nourrit des organismes benthiques. (See also: benthic ecosystems, demersal, pelagic)
(Portuguese) Habita ou relaciona-se com o fundo; vive e/ou alimenta-se no fundo. (See also: benthic ecosystems, demersal, pelagic)

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