neritic


neritic

adjective

  1. of or relating to the region of water lying directly above the sublittoral zone of the sea bottom.

adjective

  1. of or formed in the region of shallow seas near a coastline

adj.1891, from German neritisch (Haeckel, 1890), perhaps from Nerita, a genus of molluscs.

  1. Relating to the ocean waters over the sublittoral region of the ocean floor, ranging in depth between the low tide mark to about 200 m (656 ft). See more at epipelagic zone.

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