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(English) Region of the oceanic zone between 1,000 m to 4,000 m; between the mesopelagic layer above and the abyssopelagic layer below. Living or feeding in open waters at depths between 1,000 and 4,000 m. In FishBase this term is used to include the depth range from 200 m to the bottom and thus the zones mesopelagic, bathypelagic and abyssopelagic. (See also: mesopelagic, abyssopelagic, abyss)
(French) Région de la zone océanique entre 1,000 à 4,000 mètres; entre la couche mésopélagique au-dessus et la couche abyssopélagique au-dessous. Habitant ou s’alimentant dans les eaux ouvertes à profondeurs entre 1,000 et 4,000 mètres. (See also: mesopelagic, abyssopelagic, abyss)
(Portuguese) Região do oceano entre os 1.000 e os 4.000 m. (See also: mesopelagic, abyssopelagic, abyss)

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