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 (pĭ-sĭv′ər-əs, pī-)
Feeding on fish; fish-eating.
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(Zoology) feeding on fish: piscivorous birds.
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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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The distributions of mean density and relative abundance of piscivorous species in relation to the transparency gradient were in agreement with their assignment to the clear or turbid associations on the basis of CCA scores (Fig.
Why are Laberge fish so piscivorous? Because of recent overfishing at the lake, the fish that survive may face fewer competitors for the juvenile fish they prefer to eat, suspects coauthor David W.
- Reimchen hypothesized that pelvic reduction in threespine stickleback is favored by an absence of piscivorous fishes and the resulting increase in predation by insects, but Giles hypothesized that the predation regime is unimportant and that a low dissolved calcium concentration favors evolution of pelvic reduction.
vivesi (Menegaux, 1901) is the only truly piscivorous species (Blood & Clark, 1998), whereas seven other species are insectivores that occasionally feed on fish (M.
Fish observed in the study were grouped into eight trophic categories: carnivorous (CAR), mobile herbivorous (MOVH), territorial herbivorous (TERH), omnivorous (OMN), mobile invertebrate predator (MIP), sessile invertebrate predator (SIP), piscivorous (PIS), planktivorous (PLK), adapted from available literature (Randall, 1967; Opitz, 1996; Ferreira et al., 2004; Floeter et al, 2004, 2006).
[7.] de Graaf M (2003) Lake Tana's piscivorous barbus (Cyprinidae) Ethiopia: Ecology; Evolution; Exploitation.
While removing fish during reservoir biomanipulation, it was noted that the diet of normally piscivorous 5+ to 7+ perch was dominated by macrophyte fragments, with fish eggs sub-dominant.
These were classified into nine trophic categories, namely: insectivorous--species consuming primarily aquatic and terrestrial insects; invertivorous--species consuming a combination of aquatic insects, terrestrial, unidentified insects and other invertebrates; larvivorous--species consuming primarily insect larvae; herbivorous--species consuming primarily parts of higher plants; algivorous--species predominantly consuming algae; detritivorous--species that consumed predominantly debris, a mixture of remains of plants and animals; zooplanktivous--species consuming mainly planktonic microcrustaceans; piscivorous: species consuming primarily fish and parts of fish; omnivorous--species that consumed animal and plant items (Table 3).
In natural cycles, anisakid larvae are transmitted to marine mammals or piscivorous birds when they eat raw saltwater fish or squid.
The diet of piscivorous fish includes a great variety of prey, which reflects their relative abundance in the environment (Dei Tos et al., 2009).
Digestive tract morphology of the Neotropical piscivorous fish Cichla kelberi (Perciformes: Cichlidae) introduced into an oligotrophic Brazilian reservoir.