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hypogeal

[¦hī·pə¦jē·əl]
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This subterranean realm, also known as hypogean, is quite different from the epigean (surface) environment, without primary production by photosynthesis and high humidity of air, for example (POULSON; WHITE, 1969).
The second species was collected from a hypogean environement in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
The family is divided into the subfamilies Pontoniinae and Palaemoninae, the latter composed by 26 genera and more than 370 species, present in marine and freshwater environments, and inhabiting both epigean and hypogean water bodies (Jayachandran, 2001; De Grave et al.
New hypogean cyclopoid copepods (Crustacea) from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
it FYI All about white truffles: Alba is famous for its white winter truffles which is a hypogean fungus, living underground.
Some--like the famous hypogean Beta Giyorgis in Lalibela--are more cruciform in shape.
Astroblepus riberae (Cardona and Guerao 1994) collected in Ninabamba caves, Cajamarca, Peru, and Astroblepus pholeter (Collette 1962) collected in the Jumandi Cave, Napo province, Ecuador, have been formally described as hypogean fishes (Romero and Paulson 2001).
The so-called hypogean environment also contributes to changes in the diversity of habitats.