Benthos

In marine geology and marine biology, Benthos are the organisms and habitats of the sea floor, in freshwater biology the organisms and habitats of the lakes, rivers and creeks.

From the size of organisms there are distinguished

  • macrobenthos, size > 1 mm
  • meiobenthos, size > 0.063 mm
  • microbenthos, size <0.063 mm

Benthic organisms play a great role as food for fish and men, but also as destruents.



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