microphagous


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microphagous

(maɪˈkrɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Zoology) zoology (of an animal) feeding on small particles of food
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A positive correlation was observed between smallsized herbivorous zooplankton or those with microphagous habits (Penilia avirostris, Salpingella sp.
For the Vertebrata that can be found in the HZ of Neotropical regions, some fish species were described as psammophilic (sand-dwelling), microphagous carnivores with sit-and-wait strategy or active foraging tactics, as Pygidianops spp.
carolinensis and Xenopus laevis as both species develop into microphagous filter-feeding tadpoles with similar jaw muscle architectures (Ziermann and Diogo, 2014; Vera-Candioti, 2007).
1984) and from larvae and adults of a microphagous beetle species (Fukamizo et al.
Microphagous feeding in adult procelain crabs is similar to planktivorous (phytoplankton) feeding by larval crustaceans.