ichthyophagous


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ichthyophagous

[‚ik·thē′äf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Subsisting on a diet of fish.
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Comparative analysis of heavy metals in two species of ichthyophagous bats Myotis vivesi and Noctilio leporinus.
The present study aimed to describe the morphology and morphometry of the lapillus otolith of Cathorops spixii and Genidens genidens (both belonging to the family Ariidae and very abundant on the coast of Parana State, Brazil) (BARLETTA et al., 2008; FAVARO et al., 2005), in order to facilitate the identification of these species and the estimation of the size of fish in stomach contents of ichthyophagous animals.
The intention is to provide a visual reference which may serve as basis for studies of stomach contents of ichthyophagous species.
sierra is an opportunistic ichthyophagous predator in the coastal epipelagic zone, which has an impact on species that form dense schools (Anchoa and Eucinostomus species).
One depends upon the detritus (Group I); the second is mainly ichthyophagous and group omnivorous (Fig.
In the ichthyophagous guild, the analysis of similarities (ANOSIM) showed significant differences between each species (R Global = 0.109; P = 0.001) indicating that the most important prey types in the diet of each species differ (Table 3) even if fish are their main food.
These predatory, ichthyophagous fish, the largest Neotropical characiforms, are one of the main targets of professional and amateur fishing in South America (LIMA et al., 2003).