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