What are benthos? What is the benthic zone?
The benthic zone is the bottom of a body of water, such as the ocean or a lake.
Animals, especially fish, that live on the seabed (the bottom of the ocean), are called benthic animals, or benthic fish – they are also called benthos.
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Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM