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(English) The uppermost, normally photic layer of the ocean between the ocean surface and the thermocline, usually between depths of 0-200 m; living or feeding on surface waters or at midwater to depths of 200 m. (See also: pelagic, photic, thermocline)
(French) La couche le plus en dessus, normalement la couche photique de l'océan entre la surface de la thermocline, habituellement entre des profondeurs de 0-200 m; de vivre ou de se nourrir sur les eaux de la surface ou à la zone pélagique aux profondeurs de 200 m. (See also: pelagic, photic, thermocline)
(Portuguese) Camada superior, normalmente zona fótica dos oceanos entre a superfície e a termoclina, ou seja, os 0-200 m; que vive ou se alimenta desde a superfície aos 200 m. (See also: pelagic, photic, thermocline)

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