plankto-, plankt-, -plankton

(Greek: passively drifting, wandering, or roaming)

epiplanktonic
euplankton
Either consisting entirely of free-floating organisms or open water plankton as distinct from tychoplankton.
femtoplankton
The smallest of the microplankton; the aquatic organisms that can pass through very fine mesh plankton nets.
gasoplankton
Consisting of organisms gloated by air vacuoles. (floating organ).
haliplankton
Marine or inland saltwater planktonic organisms.
haloplankton
1. Marine or inland salt-water plankton.
2. Organisms that float in salt water.
heleoplankton
The planktonic organisms of small ponds and marshy habitats.
heleoplanktonic
heloplankton
1. Plankton of a marsh, usually including relatively large floating plants.
2. The floating vegetation of a marsh.
hemiplankton
Phytoplanktons of shallow pools that are resting on the tops of other submerged plankton.
hidroplankton
Planktonic organisms that achieve buoyancy by means of surface secretions.
holoplankton
1. Those organisms that are permanent members of the plankton; floating in the open sea.
2. An entire life cycle spent suspended in the plankton.
holoplanktonic
hydroplankton
A misspelling of hidroplankton.
hypoplankton
Plankton found in the layer of water directly above the bottom of the 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).