benthonic


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Related to benthonic: planktonic, Benthic zone, nektonic

benthonic

[ben′thän·ik]
(oceanography)
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The Abakaliki shales of the Asu River Group, which are the oldest sediment in the study area, are totally devoid of benthonic and relatively low planktonic foraminifera (may be due to preservation problem or alteration).
However, the planktonic species such as Guembelitria harrisi, Heterohelix moremani and benthonic species which include, Quinqueloculina sandiegoensis, Gavelinella cenomanica, Rheophax sp.
The Late Cretaceous benthonic species noted in the study area include: Gavelinella compressa, Ammobaculites sp.
The oil shale facies yields dominantly planktonic with few benthonic foraminiferal assemblages indicating fairly shallow marine environments.
The benthonic genera present in the study area include Ammobaculities, Textularia, Haplophragmoides, Osangularia, Rheophax and Trochammina.
Latest Cenomanian--earliest Turonian low-oxygen tolerant benthonic foraminifera--a case study from the Sergipe Basin (N.
In a way that among the sediments with sand size from small to average, Benthonic are mostly abundant [16].