Stenohaline Animal

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Stenohaline Animal

 

an aquatic animal that is incapable of surviving significant fluctuations in salinity. Stenohaline animals include the overwhelming majority of marine and freshwater animals, as well as some brackish-water inhabitants. Animals able to live in waters of a wide range of salinity are said to be euryhaline.

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