Epiphytic

Epipelic

 

Epipsammic

The growth habit of organisms that live on the surfaces of plants or other algae.


Alternative Term

periphyton

Citations

Driscoll, R.J. and Waterford, Z.L. (1994). Potamogeton acutifolius and epiphytic diatoms at Buckenham. Transactions of the Norfolk Norwich Nature Society 30(1): 80-88.

Stevenson, R.J. and Bahls, L.L. (1999). Periphyton Protocols. In: Barbour, M.T., Gerritsen, J., Snyder, B.D. and Stribling, J.B. 1999. Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Streams and Wadeable Rivers: Periphyton, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, and Fish, Second Edition, EPA 841-B-99-002. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington, D.C. http://water.epa.gov/scitech/monitoring/rsl/bioassessment/