filter feeder


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filter feeder

n.
Any of various aquatic animals, such as clams, sponges, and certain whales, that feed by filtering small organisms or organic particles from water.

fil′ter feed`er


n.
any aquatic animal, as a sponge or clam, that feeds by straining food particles and small organisms from the water.

filter feeder

An aquatic animal, such as a clam or sponge, that feeds by filtering tiny organisms or fine particles of organic material from currents of water that pass through it.
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The red tide causing organism (pysidinium bahamensi) lies dormant in the sea bottom waiting for favorable conditions to bloom (multiply) and when eaten by filter feeder organisms like shellfish will accumulate in their guts (stomach).
The ratio of bighead carp to silver carp was increased considering that, in previous studies, a higher final weight of bighead carp was reached compared to silver carp, when these filter feeder species were used in the ratio 1:1 (Hernandez & Dupont, 2002).
Paddlefish: Another filter feeder, these prehistoric fish are unmistakable.
With a wingspan of at least five metres, it was an impressive, indeed intimidating, sight and as I slowly swam towards it to get a better look, I kept calm by repeatedly telling myself, 'It's a filter feeder, it's filter feeder .
Found in waters around Australia, Cocos Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vietnam, the giant southern clam is mainly a filter feeder.
It is a filter feeder and consumes plankton -- drifting organisms that includes fish, plants and bacteria -- by opening its mouth up to 1.
As the endangered whale shark is a filter feeder, it does not eat other fish and makes an excellent tourist attraction for the aquarium.
1], which suggests that the filter-feeding activity of this amphipod may be important in shallow water areas that have dense populations of this hitherto underrated facultative filter feeder.
However, the shape of the long, slender, toothless snout suggests the animal wasn't a filter feeder either.
Filter feeder found in cool to very cold waters; cold hard-bottom streams; rarely lakes; WA, OR, W.
This involves transferring the discharge water to a shallow pond after passing through an initial settling pond and filter feeder section.