Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Benthos

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_156

Benthos are living creatures that live at the bottom of the water. They include most invertebrates and algae and a few higher plants, freshwater molluscs, annelids and seaweeds. Benthos can be divided into epibenthos and endobenthos, and they can also be categorised into sessile benthos and vigil benthos.

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