sublittoral zone


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Related to sublittoral zone: bathyal zone, Supralittoral zone

sublittoral zone

[¦səb′lid·ə·rəl ‚zōn]
(oceanography)
The benthic region extending from mean low water (2-3 fathoms or 40-60 meters, according to some authorities) to a depth of about 110 fathoms (200 meters), or the edge of a continental shelf, beyond which most abundant attached plants do not grow.