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low island earthform
(English) A marine benthic ecosystem earthform capped with an atoll or table reef; may be referred to as a low island when a reef islet is present; an atoll earthform or table reef earthform with reef islets; an island with an elevation less than 10 m above high tide, often composed only of carbonate rock and/or sediments. (See also: reef islet, benthic ecosystems, atoll)
île basse
(French) Relief de l'écosystème benthique marin surmonté d'un atoll ou un banc corallien ; peut se rapporter à une île basse quand un récif est présent ; atoll ou un banc corallien avec des îlots récifaux ; île qui s'élève à moins de 10 m au-dessus de la marée haute, souvent composé de sédiments et/ou de roches carbonatées. (See also: reef islet, benthic ecosystems, atoll)
ilhéu submarino
(Portuguese) Forma geológica dum ecossistema bentónico encimado por um atol ou um recife em mesa. (See also: reef islet, benthic ecosystems, atoll)

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