Demersal fish live and feed on or near the bottom of seas or lakes (the demersal zone). They occupy the sea floors and lake beds, which usually consist of mud, sand, gravel or rocks. In coastal waters they are found on or near the continental shelf...
The demersal zone is the part of the sea or ocean (or deep lake) comprising the water column that is near to (and is significantly affected by) the seabed and the benthos. The demersal zone is just above the benthic zone and forms a layer of the larger profundal zone.
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With demersal fish the sand is usually pumped out of the mouth through the gill slit. Most demersal fish exhibit a flat ventral region so as to more easily rest their body on the substrate.
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Sinking to or deposited near the bottom of a body of water: demersal fish eggs.
From Latin demersus, past participle of demergere (“to sink”); compare demersed. demersal (comparative more demersal, superlative most demersal). (biology) That lives near the bottom of a body of water.
7 demersal. (a) глубоководный; донный; погруженный в воду; подводный.
Английский - Английский - demersal. (1) Dwelling at or near the bottom of a body of water, such as demersal fish.