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benthic ecosystems
(English) Portion of the marine realm composed of, or dominated by, the bottom substrate and its organisms. (See also: marine realm, benthic, benthic-pelagic coupling)
écosystèmes benthiques
(French) Portion du royaume marin composé de, ou dominé par, le substrat inférieur et ses organismes. (See also: marine realm, benthic, benthic-pelagic coupling)
ecossistemas bênticos
(Portuguese) Porção do Reino marinho composto ou dominado pelo substrato do fundo ou pelos seus organismos . (See also: marine realm, benthic, benthic-pelagic coupling)

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