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Definition of Neuston:
Those organisms associated with the water surface, where they are supported by surface tension. Most neuston require very still water surface and is therefore very restricted in the sea.[1].
This is the common definition for Neuston, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Dobson M. and Frid C. (1998). Ecology of aquatic systems. Addison Wesley Longman Limited: Edingburgh, (England). p222