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 onset of the rainy season significantly increases epigean activity including mating and spermatogenesis peaks.
Some cavernicolous and epigean cockroaches with six new species and a discussion of the Nocticolidae (Dictyoptera: Blattaria).
One population was collected from sand and algae of an epigean benthic habitat in the spring basin at De Leon Springs State Park.
Gibert, "Sensitivity of epigean and hypogean freshwater macroinvertebrates to complex mixtures.
Patterns of alpha and beta diversity of epigean arthropods at contrasting land-uses of an oceanic island (Terceira, Azores), p.
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., 2009).
Hopper, "Anatomical comparisons of neural systems in sighted epigean and troglobitic crayfish species" Journal of Crustacean Biology, vol.
Kruskal Wallis comparison for ants collected at the epigean stratum at the two study places, Natural Reserves El Cipres and El Cambio.