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prey

1. an animal hunted or captured by another for food
2. bird or beast of prey a bird or animal that preys on others for food
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For instance, boreholes produced by Polinices pulchellus (Donovan, 1804) preying on Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758) deviated slightly from the umbo as prey size increased (Kingsley-Smith et al.
It is possible that the unusual behavior of the species studied here evolved from an ancestral behavior of preying on insects that excrete honeydew (as occurs in other Ocyptamus species) but a phylogenetic analysis is required to test this suggestion.