stenohaline


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stenohaline

[¦sten·ə¦ha‚līn]
(ecology)
In marine organisms, indicating the ability to tolerate only a narrow range of salinities.
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In our experiments on snow and southern Tanner crabs, a similar phenomenon was observed in stenohaline crabs for the first time.
These fishes should be more stenohaline and would move to less saline waters in the presence of oceanic water.
The exception amongst the anchovies is Stolephorus punctifer, a stenohaline species which prefers neritic and oceanic waters (Hida, 1973).
Although most sea urchins are stenohaline, some species do extend their distribution into estuaries where substantial salinity fluctuations occur (Stickle & Diehl 1987).