“acroplankton” to “phytioplankton”,
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plankto-, plankt-, -plankton (Greek: passively drifting, wandering, or roaming).
Organisms floating in the air.
1. Those organisms freely suspended in the air and dispersed by wind; aerial plankton.
2. A collective name for all the forms of minute organic life drifting in the air.
Wind borne organisms; aerial plankton.
That which produces algal blossoms.
A theory that there may be living material drifting in space.
1. Planktonic organisms that undergo diurnal vertical migration, moving up towards the surface at dusk and down away from the surface at dawn.
2. Plankton that live at a depth below the mesoplankton zone.
Organisms that consist primarily of gelatinous sheaths.
Consisting of a floating mass of diatoms.
Planktonic organisms of persistent snow, ice, and glacial waters; plankton inhabiting snow and ice.
In the forms of bands or ribbons.
A predominance of disc diatoms.
Planktonic organisms utilizing oil droplets for buoyancy.
1. Planktonic organisms living within the surface 200 m (the epipelagic zone).
2. Organisms living attached to larger pelagic organisms or to floating objects.
Either consisting entirely of free-floating organisms or open water plankton as distinct from tychoplankton.
The smallest of the microplankton; the aquatic organisms that can pass through very fine mesh plankton nets.
Consisting of organisms gloated by air vacuoles. (floating organ).
Marine or inland saltwater planktonic organisms.
Organisms floating in salt water.
The planktonic organisms of small ponds and marshy habitats.
Plankton of a marsh, usually including relatively large floating plants.
Phytoplanktons of shallow pools that are resting on the tops of other submerged plankton.
Planktonic organisms that achieve buoyancy by means of surface secretions.
Those organisms that are permanent members of the plankton; floating in the open sea.
A misspelling of hidroplankton.
Plankton found in the layer of water directly above the bottom of the ocean.
Floating new born fish before they can adequately swim by themselves.
Organisms supported by gelatinous cases.
Plankton that occurs between 15 fathoms and 250 fathoms.
Plankton that consists primarily of organs floating with the aid of hairs, bristles, etc.
Plankton found in fresh water and in marshes.
Composed either of large plants (megaphytoplankton) or of elongate plants such as filamentous algae.
Large planktonic organisms 20-200 mm in diameter or those that can be classified without the need of a microscope.
Largest of the planktonic organisms, typically greater than 10 mm in diameter.
Planktonic organisms of the largest size group, 200 mm to 2 m (including water-hyacinth, jellyfish, etc.).
1. Temporary members of the planktonic community.
2. Passing only part of the life-cycle drifting or swimming weakly in water.
The plankton living between about a hundred fathoms from the bottom and a hundred from the surface or between epiplankton and bathyplankton; alternatively, all plankton below the epiplankton level.
Small (tiny) planktonic organisms.
Planktonic organisms rendered buoyant by anatomical specializations such as oil droplets or gas vesicles, or in which the rate of sinking is reduced by structural features or diminutive body size.
Minute (very tiny) planktonic organisms that formerly passed through a 0.03-0.04 mm mesh silk bolting cloth; very small forms of plankton.
Planktonic organisms possessing some form of swimming locomation.
Plankton of shallow continental shelf waters.
Plankton that is derived from coastal waters.
Plankton found only at certain seasons of the year.
Consisting of autotrophic algae or algae that is capable of securing its own food as opposed to being parasitic.
Plankton that occurs only in depths to which enough light penetrates to permit photosynthesis.
The part of the plankton that floats by means of cysts or bladders.