An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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ARCHIBENTHIC   Ocean bottom depths from 800 to 1,000 meters; See also: BENTHIC; HADAL

BENTHIC   Living on the bottom or in the bottom sediments; see also: BATHYAL; ARCHIBENTHIC, PELAGIC; PLANKTONIC.

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