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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Presumably, stenohaline fish would be excluded from this important feeding habitat and replaced by euryhaline species, thus altering the species community in the area.
Effects of low salinities on Flavobacterium columnare infection of euryhaline and freshwater stenohaline fishes. J.
The pigment complement found in the retina of the blueback herring resembles that of other stenohaline fishes and may be the basis for maximal quantal catch over an extensive depth range, [greater than]0-100 m (8).