Definition of suspension feeder in English:

suspension feeder

Line breaks: sus¦pen|sion feed¦er


  • An aquatic animal which feeds on particles of organic matter suspended in the water, especially a bottom-dwelling filter feeder.
    More example sentences
    • 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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