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predation

[prə′dā·shən]
(biology)
The killing and eating of an individual of one species by an individual of another species.
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Throughout its range, Metacarcinus magister is infected by the nemertean egg predator Carcinonemertes errans Wickham 1978.
Presence of other avian predators, along with mammalian egg predators was recorded to investigate the potential for compensatory predation in the absence of crows.
Infestation of an introduced host, the European green crab, Carcinus maenas, by a symbiotic nemertean egg predator, Carcinonemertes epialti.
During the breeding season, nest sites become centers of activity, with a myriad of egg predators waiting for the opportunity for a high energy meal and conspecific females competing with the primary female to breed in the nest site.
Dynamics of an age-structured prey with density-, and predator-dependent recruitment: the Dungeness crab and a nemertean egg predator worm.
We hypothesized that the peculiar egg sac structure, and in particular the dirt layer, is an adaptation against egg predators. In the field, we had observed several types of predators attacking the egg sacs: ants (Tapinoma sp.) and spiders (Poecilochroa senilis (O.
High rates of clutch loss may result from the occurrence of superabundant generalist egg predators that opportunistically prey upon nesting birds and their eggs (Marzluff and Neatherlin 2006).