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An aquatic animal which feeds on particles of organic matter suspended in the water, especially a bottom-dwelling filter feeder.
- A suspension feeder wants a big surface area to catch potentially edible particles.
- The respiration rate of the gorgonian, a passive suspension feeder, did not correlate with temperature.
- The members of Echinoidea are suspension feeders, herbivores, detritivores, and predators.
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