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(English) Pertaining to the region of the oceanic zone from 200 m to 1100 (or 150-2000) m (sources differ); a middle layer of the ocean between the epipelagic and bathypelagic layers. Living or feeding at midwater at depths between 200 m and 1,000 m. Generally characterized by dim light and steep temperature gradients. (See also: pelagic, epipelagic, bathypelagic)
(French) Se rapporte à la région de la zone océanique comprise entre 200 m et 1,000 m ; couche d'eau située entre les couches épipélagique et bathypélagique. Vivant ou s’alimentant dans la zone pélagique à des profondeurs entre 200 m et 1,000 m. (See also: pelagic, epipelagic, bathypelagic)
(Portuguese) Pertencente à zona do oceano entre os 200 e os 1000 m; zona oceânica situada entre a zona epipelágica e batipelágica. Que vive ou se alimenta na zona entre os 200 e os 1.000 m. (See also: pelagic, epipelagic, bathypelagic)

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