pertaining to the shallow waters on or above the continental shelf (as opposed to oceanic organisms) from the low tide level to a depth of 200 metres; shelf fauna

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  • neritic — NERÍTIC, Ă, neritici, ce, adj. 1. (În sintagma) Regiune (sau zonă) neritică = zonă a fundului mării situată în apropierea ţărmului continental, caracterizată prin adâncimi ale apei mai mici de 200 de metri. 2. Care provine din regiunea neritică… …   Dicționar Român

  • neritic — eritic adj. Relating to the belt or region of shallow water adjoining the seacost; as, neritic fauna. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neritic — [nē rit′ik, nərit′ik] adj. [< Gr nēritēs, a sea snail (< Nereus, NEREUS) + IC] designating or of the ecological zone (neritic zone) of the continental shelf extending from low tide to a depth of c. 100 fathoms ( c. 180 m) …   English World dictionary

  • neritic — (adj.) 1891, from Ger. neritisch (Haeckel, 1890), perhaps from Nerita, a genus of molluscs …   Etymology dictionary

  • neritic — *aquatic, marine, oceanic, thalassic, pelagic, abyssal, lacustrine, fluvial, fluviatile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • neritic — adjective 1. of or relating to the region of the sea over the continental shelf which is less than 200 meters deep neritic fauna neritic oil • Pertains to noun: ↑neritic zone 2. relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Neritic zone — Marine habitats Sargassum seaweed drifting in the neritic zone provides food and shelter for small epipelagic fish Littoral zone …   Wikipedia

  • neritic zone — neritinė zona statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Jūros pakrantės sritis, esanti šelfe iki neritic zone200 m gylio (joje gausu įvairių organizmų, žuvų). atitikmenys: angl. neritic zone vok. neritische Zone, f rus. неритическая… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • neritic zone — ▪ oceanography       shallow marine environment extending from mean low water down to 200 metre (660 foot) depths, generally corresponding to the continental shelf. Neritic waters are penetrated by varying amounts of sunlight, which permits… …   Universalium

  • neritic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, perhaps from New Latin Nerita, genus of marine snails Date: 1891 of, relating to, inhabiting, or constituting the belt or region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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