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filter feeder

any MICROPHAGOUS marine or freshwater animal that creates currents, usually by ciliary action, so that food particles are carried either into the body cavity, as is the case in, for example, the sea-squirt, or across the gills where the particles are trapped in MUCUS which is carried, again by ciliary action, into the entrance to the gut system. The freshwater clam, Anodonta, is an example of the latter type of filter feeder.
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Condition factor (CF), biomass and yield were significantly different between systems for grass and common carp and showed no differences for the filter feeders (bighead and silver carp).
Grass Carp: Unlike the filter feeders listed above, which are typically shot in open water, herbivorous grass carp, frequently called white amur, are commonly seen feeding in the shallows around flooded vegetation.
volutator fulfils the conditions for subsistence as a true filter feeder.
ID; mostly filter feeder, found in warm to cold water; major rivers, lakes; Cascades WA, OR, E.
By adding racks of filter feeders such as oysters, barnacles and mussels, a further reduction in dissolved nitrogen levels was achieved.
I'm told it's a filter feeder, so it's a bit surprising it took a larger bait," said Bloor.
Correlation of decreased larval settlement with high adult filter feeder densities has been observed for populations of Venerupis philippinarum (Williams 1980), Mya arenaria (Hines et al.
This study assesses the relative strengths of exploitation and interference competition for a sessile filter feeder.
As we reduce the nutrient load feeding Karlodinium's prey and bring back the bay's most prolific filter feeder, the Eastern oyster, we could essentially limit Karlodinium's ability to bloom," he added.
planktophilus is a facultative filter feeder that exploits a wide size range of particles available in sedimentary pore water.
However, the newly discovered sieve-like structure suggests that Gallimimus should be crowned as the all-time largest known terrestrial filter feeder.