halophile

(redirected from halophilous)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

halophile

[′hal·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that requires high salt concentrations for growth and maintenance.
References in periodicals archive ?
Coastal and densiflorae Rivas- Spartinetalia glabrae continental Martinez, Costa, Spartinion glabrae halophilous and sand Castroviejo & E.
Cluster analysis of the halophilous (cluster A) and halo-nitrophilous (cluster B) scrubs vegetation allowed to distinguish four main plant communities with specific differential species (Figure 6).
The pollen production of local taxa is very low, among which Betula nana, Salix, Selaginella selaginoides, Dryas octopetala and steppe xerophytes Eurotia ceratoides, Ephedra and halophilous taxa Kochia prostrata, Salsola kali and Salicornia herbaceae have been identified (Pirrus 1971).
A new species of halophilous water-strider, Mesoveliapolhemusi, from Belize and a key and checklist of the New World species of the genus (Heteroptera: Mesoveliidae).
The former is a halophilous community very widespread further north which covers a considerably large area in the submeridional lowlands of the Chaco (Lewis et al.
Connections between temporary lagoons and brackish waters permit the coexistence of halophilous and freshwater fish such as the carp (Cyprinus carpio), tench (Tinca tinca), sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), pike (Esox lucius), and mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis).
Alluvial depressions also have a permanent or temporary crust of salts, generally sodium chloride, as well as an external strip of halophilous (salt-loving) vegetation dominated by chenopods (members of the Chenopodiaceae).
Moreover, halophilous flora allows its very study from different points of relevance, including economical ones (Hameed & Khan, 2011).
In the lowlands of the valley of the Rio Chico and in the Sarmiento Basin, the vegetation is similar, but with halophilous species such as the chenopods Atriplex lampa (Chenopodiaceae) and A.