One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Such is the case with the great majority of marine crustacean species, which almost always pass through a planktonic larval existence before metamorphosing to benthic or nektonic adult forms.’
- ‘In fact, cephalopods themselves were the only Ordovician nektonic durophagous predators.’
- ‘Sponges, corals, bryozoa, gastropods, bivalves, and ammonoid and belemnite cephalopods all flourished, the latter two groups becoming the dominant nektonic invertebrates for the rest of the Mesozoic.’
- ‘Both nektonic and benthic forms are known, although both were motile to varying degrees.’
- ‘This shows on one hand a strong correspondence of nektonic life with sea level changes and, on the other, the strong interrelationship (competitive and/or predatory) of the nektonic biota.’
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