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(English) The plants and animals adhering to parts of rooted aquatic plants and other open surfaces, also organisms and detritus coating rocks and plants in an aquatic environment often fed on by fish specialised as scrapers. (See also: periphyton)
(French) Les plantes et animaux qui adhèrent au corps des plantes aquatiques enracinées et les autres surfaces ouvertes. (See also: periphyton)
(Portuguese) Plantas ou animais que aderem a espermatófitas aquáticas ou a quaisquer outras superfícies submersas. (See also: periphyton)

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