Sinking to or inhabiting the ocean bottom
refers to fish eggs which are neutrally or negatively buoyant and sink to the substrate.
living near and on the bottom
fish that live on or near the ocean bottom. They are often called benthic fish, groundfish, or bottom fish.
Living on the sea-floor.
Refers to swimming animals that live near the bottom of an ocean, river, or lake. Often refers to eggs that are denser than water and sink to the bottom after being laid.
living close to the bottom of the sea.
living on or near bottom of lake or sea, as said of fishes and of fish eggs
Living near, deposited on, or sinking to the bottom of the sea.
Living on or near the bottom of the sea.
refers to fish such as cod, haddock and plaice which live primarily on or near the seabed.
(fish) found near the sea/ocean bottom.
Close to, or lying on the bottom but not attached or buried
Living in, on or near the ocean floor.
Referring to animals (usually fish) associated with, but not living on, the sea bottom.
Found on or near the bottom of the sea.
living on or near the bottom of sea or lake
Describes fish and animals that live near water bottoms. Examples are flounder and croaker.
Species that live near the bottom of the water body.
Dwelling at or near the bottom of a body of water.
Sinking to or lying on the bottom; living on or near the bottom and feeding on benthic organisms.
Benthic organisms that can swim but spend their time on or near the bottom (e.g. shrimps, flatfishes, gobies, etc.).