(Latin > Italian: a suffix; seashore; pertaining to the seashore)
2. The shore zone between the highest and lowest seasonal water levels in a lake; often a zone of disturbance by wave action.
2. The depth zone of a lake permanently covered with rooted or adnate (attached) macroscopic vegetation; often divided into upper (with emergent vegetation), middle (with floating vegetation) and lower (with submerged vegetation) zones.
Adnate means to be closely applied to something; growing on; or attached along the entire length.
The littoral environment is subdivided into supralittoral, eulittoral (intertidal zone), infralittoral, and circalittoral zones or areas.2. The littoral shore of a lake has a depth of about ten meters where light reaches the bottom and where rooted plants may grow.
3. Etymology: borrowed from Latin littoralis, litoralis, "of or belonging to the seashore", from litus, "shore".
Borrowed in 1828 from Italian littorale, originally the descriptive term referring to "of the seashore".
The first recorded use of French
2. Also defined as the faunal (animal) zone bounded by the continental shelf; that is, down to approximately 200 meters.
3. Area on or near the shore of a body of water; such as, the region of the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
2. The area of a sea that lies between the shore and the continental shelf.
3. Of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the littoral and bathyal zones, from the low water line to the edge of the continental shelf, or to a depth of approximately 660 feet (200 meters).
4. The marine zone extending from the lower margin of the intertidal (littoral) to the outer edge of the continental shelf at a depth of about 660 feet or 200 meters; sometimes used for the zone between low tide and the greatest depth to which photosynthetic pants can grow.
5. The deeper zone of a lake below the limit of rooted vegetation.
6. Being or situated in the zone of a lake extending from the lowest depth of rooted photosynthetic plants to the level at which the photosynthetic rate of flora equals the respiration rate.
2. Designating or occurring in the zone of a lake below the littoral zone, to a depth of six to ten meters.