abyssopelagic zone

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abyssopelagic zone   (ə-bĭs'ə-pə-lāj'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A layer of the oceanic zone lying below the bathypelagic zone and above the hadopelagic zone, at depths generally between about 4,000 and 6,000 m (13,120-19,680 ft). The abyssopelagic zone ranges in temperature from 10° to 4°C (50° to 39°F).
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