Definition of Indo-Pacific in English:

Indo-Pacific

adjective

  • 1Relating to the Indian Ocean and the adjacent parts of the Pacific.

    • ‘Golden wentletraps are found on dendrophyllid cup corals throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Americas.’
    • ‘These include the flashlight fish in the Indo-Pacific, the rosy-lipped batfish of the Galapagos and Cocos islands, and unbelievably vividly coloured Spanish dancers.’
    • ‘The reefs attract plenty of white-tip reef sharks, sweetlips, turtles, slimline barracuda and the whole catalogue of Indo-Pacific reef life.’
    • ‘The Indo-Pacific is the most abundant oceanic region for aquatic life and Sipadan seems to be home for most of them.’
    • ‘Phestilla sibogae occurs across the tropical Indo-Pacific oceans, probably from Panama to Africa, where it is restricted to coral reefs.’
    • ‘Focusing on life around an Indo-Pacific coral reef, the exhibit will house one of the largest, most diverse shark collections in North America.’
    • ‘The distinctive orange and white Clown Fish traditionally lives in the warm seas of the Indo-Pacific area.’
    • ‘Other molecular studies suggest that Indo-Pacific leatherbacks may be ancestral to global leatherback populations.’
    • ‘The powder blue surgeonfish from the Indo-Pacific Ocean is an uncommon variety.’
    • ‘They are concentrated in the tropics and subtropics, mainly of the Indo-Pacific, but some marine species can be found in the subarctic streams of southern Siberia.’
    • ‘Three inhabit Indo-Pacific waters, and one populates the eastern shore of North America, from the Yucatan peninsula to northern Maine.’
    • ‘And we've also got Indo-Pacific Hump-Backed Dolphin, and that sighting is the most southern distributed report on their range that has been reported so far.’
    • ‘Results from studies in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific have differed on the importance of mangrove-derived biomass in the economy of reefs.’
    • ‘Extant astriclypeids are distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, and inhabited the Tethyan regions of Europe during the Miocene.’
    • ‘They are monsters of the Indo-Pacific oceans; two metres of teeth and tail that eat surfers for breakfast off the coast of Australia.’
    • ‘Grey reef sharks are commonly seen predators on almost every healthy reef in the Indo-Pacific region.’
    • ‘Considered to live in the Indo-Pacific region, reef triggerfish transverse a wide variety of marine areas from thirty degrees north to south in latitude.’
    • ‘The ecological role of cleaner wrasses of the Indo-Pacific region provides a good example of the complexity of seemingly mutualistic relationships between fishes.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for Austronesian

noun

  • The Indo-Pacific seas or ocean.

    • ‘These are reminiscent of the batfish of the Indo-Pacific but much less brutal in the looks department.’
    • ‘Lampris guttatus (formerly regius), is a large and beautiful fish which is met, very rarely, in the Mediterranean, and rarely in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.’
    • ‘Though lacking the species diversity of the Indo-Pacific, there is plenty of variety on the topography of the coral, from drop-offs to fringing reefs, from shelves to swim-throughs.’
    • ‘These small to medium-size fish are found in tropical waters around the world, especially the Caribbean and the Indo-Pacific, and are important food fishes in some regions.’
    • ‘Apart from one on the W. African coast, the score or so of species all belong to the Indo-Pacific.’
    • ‘They occur on five continents and are common in the islands of the Indo-Pacific.’
    • ‘At reefs all over the Indo-Pacific small, brightly coloured fish run cleaning stations where other fish come to engage their services.’
    • ‘Siganids are naturally confined to the tropical Indo-Pacific, but are now found in the eastern Mediterranean as well.’
    • ‘These include the flashlight fish in the Indo-Pacific, the rosy-lipped batfish of the Galapagos and Cocos islands, and unbelievably vividly coloured Spanish dancers.’
    • ‘The percentage method has also been used in studying these kinds of fossils in other regions of the Indo-Pacific.’
    • ‘Freshwater Anguilla eels, of which there are 15 species, are thought to have originated in the warm waters of the Indo-Pacific, but now occur in all five continents.’
    • ‘The Indo-Pacific is the most abundant oceanic region for aquatic life and Sipadan seems to be home for most of them.’
    • ‘They are both prevalent the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic, which argues for their ascent to dominance before connectivity between each region was lost.’
    • ‘The Caribbean boasts the highest coral reef diversity in the Atlantic Ocean, but this is only equivalent to the least diverse regions of the Indo-Pacific.’
    • ‘Although the angel shark is sometimes called angel fish, it has nothing in common with the small reef fish of the Indo-Pacific to which that name properly belongs.’
    • ‘Those found in the Indo-Pacific are considered to have the most active venom, in the modified hollow spines at the tips of their dorsal fins.’
    • ‘They are concentrated in the tropics and subtropics, mainly of the Indo-Pacific, but some marine species can be found in the subarctic streams of southern Siberia.’
    • ‘The albacore is a fish of the seven seas, but is most abundant in the open waters of the Indo-Pacific, and in the Atlantic.’
    • ‘It has also been recorded in the waters of the Indo-Pacific, southern Africa, Red Sea and Japan.’
    • ‘The Recent occurrences in the Indo-Pacific and eastern Atlantic may be relicts of the Tethyan distribution.’

Pronunciation:

Indo-Pacific

/ˌindōpəˈsifik/