epigean


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epigean

[¦ep·ə¦jē·ən]
(botany)
Pertaining to a plant or plant part that grows above the ground surface.
(zoology)
Living near or on the ground surface, applied especially to insects.
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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.
Kruskal Wallis comparison for ants collected at the epigean stratum at the two study places, Natural Reserves El Cipres and El Cambio.
The information about the epigean arthropod fauna from NPA-PV included in these contributions is mainly based on sporadic samplings and some references about the presence of a few isolated taxa (e.
carolinae thrives in epigean waters, the species is regarded as a stygophile and some individuals spend their entire life in underground streams (Burr et al.
PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AN EPIGEAN CRAYFISH IN TUMBLING CREEK CAVE.
Senna reticulata has an epigean germination mode, with foliaceous cotyledons (Hladik & Miquel, 1990).
Early attempts to describe the spatial extent of hyporheic zones were based largely on the vertical and lateral distributions of epigean (derived from the surficial river bed environment) or hypogean (derived from the true groundwater environment) fauna.