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].
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.