paedophagous

Feeding off eggs or larvae.

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  • paedophagous — larvae or embryo eating; larvivorous, e.g. some Haplochromis which feed on cichlid embryos and larvae, sucking them out of the maternal mouth using thick, rubbery lips, as opposed to post larval to adult stages …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Paedophagy — literally means the consumption of children . It is a term used to describe the feeding behaviour of fish, or other animals, whose diet is partially, or primarily the eggs or larvae of other animals. [Nshombo M (1991) Occasional egg eating by the …   Wikipedia

  • Caprichromis — Taxobox name = Caprichromis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Cichlidae genus = Caprichromis genus authority = Eccles Trewavas, 1989 subdivision ranks = Species *see text Caprichromis is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Diplotaxodon — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygi …   Wikipedia

  • Caprichromis liemi — Caprichromis liemi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • larvivorous — larvae eating; paedophagous, e.g. Cynolebias, Notobranchius and Poecilia reticulata (Cyprinodontidae) consume mosquito larvae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • paedophage — noun One that eats or consumes the young of other species. See Also: paedophagous, paedophagy …   Wiktionary

  • paedophagy — noun The act of feeding off larvae or eggs. See Also: paedophage, paedophagous …   Wiktionary

  • Caprichromis liemi — Caprichromis lie …   Wikipédia en Français

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