Benthos life


Volume: 5,85 m3


Lighting: Low


Temperature: 14/18ºC


Zonation: Infralitoral-circalitoral

Benthos, a Greek word that means “bottom”, refers to the community of organisms that live at the bottom of the marine floor – whether fixed to it, partially buried in it or moving around but never going very far from it.

From rocky to sandy beds and from well-lit waters to absolute obscurity, benthos is present in a wide diversity of environments, playing host to organisms that have adapted in surprising ways.

Other common marine organisms that can be found in this community: