Hopefully this is on topic here - I'm wondering if there are names for the different "biomes" that are present within a cave.
Some of these "biomes" include:
- Open (no) ceiling, sunlit, potentially with trees growing (grotto?)
- Dark, little to no natural light ("standard" cave)
- Containing an underground stream or lake, potentially supporting aquatic life
I know little about caves, but they (can) have diverse areas that give rise to all sorts of interesting creatures. Are there any specific names given to the different parts of a cave?
Please let me know if I can edit this question to make it clearer or more on-topic.