Definitions for "Benthic Organism"
Keywords:  aquatic, sediment, bottom, lake, ocean
An organism that lives on or in the bottom of an aquatic ecosystem. It feeds on the sediment at the bottom of a water body such as an ocean, lake, or river.
A form of aquatic plant or animal life that is found on or near the bottom of a stream, lake, ocean or other water body.
An organism living primarily in or on bottom sediments.