ichthyophagous


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ichthyophagous

 [ik″the-of´ah-gus]
eating or subsisting on fish.
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ich·thy·oph·a·gous

(ik'thē-of'ă-gŭs),
Fish-eating; subsisting on fish.
[ichthyo- + G. phagō, to eat]
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ichthyophagous

(ik″thē-of′ă-gŭs) [ ichthyo- + Gr. -phagos, fr. phagein, to eat]
Feeding on fish.
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However, with this atlas it may be possible to have a handy visual reference for an easy identification of the diet of ichthyophagous species of the Sinos river and also adjacent basins with similar fish assemblies.
In the past, top predators used to be large sized (> 170 mm SL) ichthyophagous fish (Garcia de Leon & Perez-Velazco, 1996) and now they are smaller in size (<120 mm SL) planktivorous fish (Chirostoma spp.).
The "lambaris" are food for species of large fish, mammals, reptiles and ichthyophagous birds and therefore have an important role in the food chain, and are associated with submerged vegetation for both food and shelter (Vilella et al., 2002).
(2005), Hoplias malabaricus (Bloch, 1794) and Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus (Spix and Agassiz, 1829), essentially ichthyophagous in the adult stage, the prevalence and intensity of infection by larvae of Contracaecum were much higher than those observed in this study.
The ichthyophagous Cichla temensis and Cichla ocellaris represents a significant part of the fish supply in the Estreito region, the third most important for catches in 2000.