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 (pĭ-sĭv′ər-əs, pī-)
Feeding on fish; fish-eating.


(Zoology) feeding on fish: piscivorous birds.


(pɪˈsɪv ər əs)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piscivorous - feeding on fishes
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
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traira, (27% N = 4) curimata * Do you think that (87% N = 13) no, (77% N = 10) tilapia tilapia have (13% N = 2) did not are not piscivorous, negatively affected answer (15% N = 2) the other other fish species?
The piscivorous habit of adults is typical for this species (Winemiller 1989, Loureiro & Hahn 1996, Carvalho et al.
This may make them more likely to venture from the bottom, as may their piscivorous diet.
Smelt is zooplanktivorous at younger ages, gradually shifting to larger invertebrates during growth, and the oldest and largest smelts are piscivorous (Karjalainen et al.
Unlike other whitefishes, which feed on plankton and benthic invertebrates, inconnu are mainly piscivorous.
The larger adult largemouth bass collected from the pond were likely piscivorous (Robison & Buchanan 1988).
One species, the piscivorous Oxychelinus unifasciatus (Labridae), was consistently attacked by D.
Thereafter, perch shift to feed on macroinvertebrates to finally become piscivorous (Persson 1988).
Algae-grazing minnows (Campostoma anomalum), piscivorous bass (Microptems spp.
Pentastomida is a group of broadly distributed endoparasites that feed on the blood and other tissues of hosts and seriously affect the respiratory tract of reptiles (venomous and constricting snakes, lizards, crocodilians, piscivorous chelonians) in tropical and subtropical regions (Almeida and Christoffersen, 1999; Pare, 2008).