Littoral zone

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Definition of Littoral zone:
In marine ecosystems the shore area or intertidal zone, where periodic exposure and submersion by tides is normal.[1].
It may also include the adjacent shallow subtidal zone.
This is the common definition for Littoral zone, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also

For more definitions of coastal terms and a sketch, see Definitions of coastal terms.


  1. Allaby M. (1998). Oxford Dictionary of Ecology (2nd Ed). Oxford University Press: Oxford, (Uk). 440pp.