Origin of benthosModern Latin from Gr, depth of the sea; akin to bathos: see bathy-
These creatures at the bottom of a tide pool are an example of benthos.
The definition of benthos are the organisms living at the bottom of a body of water.
An example of benthos are seaweed and animals in a tide pool.
all the plants and animals living on or closely associated with the bottom of a body of water, esp. the ocean
- The collection of organisms living on or in the bottom of a body of water.
- The bottom of a body of water.
Origin of benthosGreek
- ben′thic ben·thon′ic
From Ancient Greek βένθος (benthos, “the depths”).
- The great majority of algae, however, grow like land-plants attached to a substratum, and to these the term benthos is now generally applied.
- Hich float on or are suspended in water, and of the benthos, or si 2.