plankto-, plankt-, -plankton

(Greek: passively drifting, wandering, or roaming)

planktotrophy
plantospheroidea
Hemichordata (primitive worm-like animals) that up to now are only known as planktonic larvae in the form of transparent ciliated spheres.
potamoplankton
Planktonic organisms of slow-moving streams and rivers. Eupotamic plankton are confined to fresh waters and tychopotamic plankton are found in streams.
pseudoplankton
Organisms attached to drifting debris or vegetation or plankton that consists of accidental components usually not a part of the system.
raphidoplankton
Consisting of needle-shaped organisms.
rheoplankton
Planktonic organisms associated with running water.
saproplankton
1. Plankton found on the surface of stagnant water.
2. Plankton organisms inhabiting water rich in decaying organic matter or in foul waters.

It may also consist primarily of saprophytes.

scoticaplankton
Composed largely of dinoflagellates. These are tiny single-celled marine organisms with two long slender flagella (appendages) that lie in surface grooves at right-angles to each other. Some types are luminescent and some are toxic, especially when multiplying prolifically thus causing colorful blooms; sometimes called the “red tide”.
scotoplankton
1. Planktonic organisms living in darkness below the photic zone.
2. Plankton that occurs below 250 fathoms.
skaphoplankton
Consisting largely of boat-shaped organisms.
skotoplankton
spheroplankton
Plankton which are composed mostly of spherical or round forms or shapes.
stagnoplankton
Plankton existing in stagnant water.
telmatoplankton
Planktonic organisms of freshwater bogs and marshes.
thalassoplankton
1. Marine planktonic organisms.
2. Occurring in the open ocean.

For more details about planktonic life, see Plankton Varieties.


Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "sea" and the "ocean" bodies of water: abysso- (bottomless); Atlantic; batho-, bathy- (depth); bentho- (deep, depth); halio-, halo- (salt or "the sea"); mare, mari- (sea); necto-, nekto- (swimming); oceano-; pelago- (sea, ocean); thalasso- (sea, ocean).