epiplankton

epiplankton

[¦ep·ə′plaŋk·tən]
(biology)
Plankton occurring in the sea from the surface to a depth of about 100 fathoms (180 meters).
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Taxonomic and distributional studies on the epiplankton calanoid copepods (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico.
Whereas the epiplankton of continental waters is comparable with that of the sea in terms of diversity, that of lakes is frankly poor.