lithophagous


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lithophagous

[lə′thäf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on stone, as certain mollusks.
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This enabled us to examine the calcareous substratum and to identify the benthic community associated with the lithophagous bivalve.
Other lithophagous bivalves such as Striarca lactea, Petricola lithophaga, Lithophaga aristata, and Gastrochaena dubia were also observed in the same blocks.
The first group includes lithophagous and benthic species associated with Lithopaga lithophaga throughout the year.