demersal

[dih-mur-suhl]
adjective
1.
living or found near or in the deepest part of a body of water.
2.
sinking to or deposited on the bottom of a body of water.
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demersal (dɪˈmɜːsəl)
 
adj
living or occurring on the bottom of a sea or a lake: demersal fish
 
[C19: from Latin dēmersus submerged (from dēmergere to plunge into, from mergere to dip) + -al1]

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Demersal trawls are used for sea-bed fish and prawns.
Gear types included are demersal longline, groundfish trawl, and groundfish pot.
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