piscivorous

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piscivorous

fisheating; said of birds.
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To maximize caloric intake, high fat diets were fed, but it was observed that if these diets were fed to inappetent piscivores kept in water, birds were at high risk of suffering waterproofing problems due to plumage contamination from steatorrhea.
Piscivory is a common phenomenon in aquatic and marine ecosystems, and is the largest cause of fish removal in most marine ecosystems, usually larger than fishery catches (Link & Garrison, 2002) but, within this fish assemblage, it is difficult to determine the relative impacts of the different piscivores on other fish populations when considered as prey.
Water transparency, by setting limits to underwater visibility, largely determines which major taxa and piscivore types predominate in a given lake during the dry season.
Both fish communities were simple but quite different--Marsh Lake contained no top-level piscivores while Pelican Lake did.
Although direct predation on Weakfish by the 4 piscivores investigated was high at different times during our study, large numbers of Weakfish were also collected in our surveys, indicating high availability of this prey type.
Fish community responses to the establishment of a piscivore, northern pike (Esox lucius), in a Nebraska Sandhill lake.
The highest proportion of piscivorous fishes in commercial landings is observed in Kaniv Reservoir, where the piscivore percentage has increased from 8.
It would be unrealistic to increase the biomass added further, and to maintain piscivore densities at such high levels over the long-term when they remain a favoured fish for anglers.
We obtained seedlings from fishes belonging to many different functional groups, including the piscivore Acestrorhyncus pantaneiro, the invertivores Plesiolebias glaucopterus and Astyanax assuncionensis, the herbivore Metynnis mola and the planktivore/detritivore Anadoras wendelli.
Tg = trophic group; c = carnivore, h = herbivore, i = invertivore, o = omnivore, p = piscivore, pl = planktivore (3.