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planktivorous Line breaks: plank|tiv¦or¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˌplaŋkˈtɪv(ə)rəs/

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Definition of planktivorous in English:


Feeding on plankton: shad are planktivorous fish
More example sentences
  • These regions of high productivity promote the development of plankton, which feeds planktivorous fish such as anchovies.
  • In addition, a pair of antennal spines flare upon attack, transforming the larva into a prickly ball, difficult for small-mouthed planktivorous fishes to swallow.
  • Altered light, temperature, and oxygen profiles in these brown-water lakes should reduce the foraging abilities of planktivorous fish and reduce predation on zooplankton and invertebrate predators such as Chaoborus.
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