abyssopelagic zone

[ ə-bĭs′ə-pə-lăjĭk ]

A layer of the oceanic zone lying below the bathypelagic zone and above the hadopelagic zone, at depths generally between about 4,000 and 6,000 m (13,120-19,680 ft). The abyssopelagic zone ranges in temperature from 10° to 4°C (50° to 39°F).

Nearby words

  1. abyssinian cat,
  2. abyssinian gold,
  3. abyssinian guinea pig,
  4. abyssinian well,
  5. abyssopelagic,
  6. abzug,
  7. abélard,
  8. ac,
  9. ac and u,
  10. ac-

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