Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Ecology

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German word surface growth or overgrowth. It is formed by complex layers of organic (detritus, bacteria, algae, microscopic animals) and inorganic (clays and other fine particles) matter occurring on subaquatic surfaces (stems and leaves of larger aquatic plants, stones, or other objects)

Literatur

Miller, Robert Rush. 2005. "Freshwater Fishes of Mexico". University of Chicago Press, Chicago. pp. 1-524 (crc01245)

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