macrophagous


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macrophagous

(of animals) feeding on food particles that are large relative to the size of animal.
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In general, Procephalothrix simulus consumed entire prey organisms rather than taking fluids and tissues from inside the prey, thus showing a typical macrophagous feeding strategy.
Nemerteans that use the macrophagous feeding strategy have been known either to catch their active living prey with their proboscis, killing or at least partially immobilizing it with the proboscis secretions before ingestion, or to feed directly on inactive or decaying food material without prior use of the proboscis (Gibson, 1994).
For other macrophagous nemerteans, Jennings and Gibson (1969) reported that the ingestion process of L.
The lower photo shows a starfish, a member of a group of macrophagous carnivores that often eat prey about as big as themselves.
Average capsule length of the tentacle spirocysts increased continuously and significantly with increasing polyp size in all three macrophagous anemone species (Figs.
03, Kramer and Francis, 2004) than for macrophagous Anthopleura and Tealia species (scaling exponents, 0.
For macrophagous feeding, Artemia salina nauplii were covalently labeled with the dyes Texas red sulfonyl chloride and fluorescein isothiocyanate, or non-covalently labeled with Evans blue (7).