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(English) Living and feeding in the open sea; associated with the surface or middle depths of a body of water; free swimming in the seas, oceans or open waters; not in association with the bottom. Many pelagic fish feed on plankton. In FishBase, referring to surface or mid water from 0 to 200 m depth. (See also: demersal, epipelagic, mesopelagic)
(French) Vivant et se nourrissant en haute mer; associé à la surface ou aux profondeurs moyennes des masses d'eau; qui nagent en mer, dans l'océan ou au large; n'est pas lié au fond de la mer. Beaucoup de poissons pélagiques se nourrissent de plancton. (See also: demersal, epipelagic, mesopelagic)
(Portuguese) Que vive e se alimenta no mar aberto; associado à superfície ou ás camadas de água medianas. (See also: demersal, epipelagic, mesopelagic)

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