Biodiversity & Conservation

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Meiobenthos
Small benthic organisms which pass through a 1 mm mesh sieve, but are retained by a 0.1mm mesh (from Lincoln & Boxshall, 1987). Typically, they inhabit interstitial space in sediments. Cf. 'macrobenthos', 'microbenthos'.

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