from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Habitually feeding on fish; fish-eating.

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  • adj. That feeds on fish; fish-eating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Feeding or subsisting on fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fish-eating, as a bird; habitually eating or feeding upon fishes; ichthyophagous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. feeding on fishes


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  • Climate change causes contrasting trends in reproductive performance of planktivorous and piscivorous alcids.

    Future change in processes and impacts on Arctic biota

  • Some piscivorous species also consume crustaceans, mollusks, and marine worms, while some planktivorous species occasionally eat fish.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Lake trout were apparently illegally stocked in Yellowstone Lake some time before 1994 and threaten the native cutthroat trout and piscivorous species and ecosystem that depend on them - grizzly bears, bald eagles and several other species of mammals and birds.

    Yellowstone National Park, United States

  • Toxaphene toxaphene is the major organochlorine contaminant in all fish analyzed highest toxaphene levels are generally seen in fish that are strictly piscivorous toxaphene concentrations in fish tend to increase with increasing fish size

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • High levels of pollutants in Ajan Bund are believed to be responsible for the increasing number of piscivorous birds seen in a dazed state and unable to fly.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • The dominant piscivorous fish has been Atlantic cod, but Greenland halibut and American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides) have also been important.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Newfoundland and Labrador Seas, Northeastern Canada

  • The highly piscivorous (i.e., fish-eating) arrowtooth flounder is found mostly on the outer shelf area, as is flathead sole, which mainly consumes brittle stars.

    General description of the Arctic biota

  • It has the world's largest concentration of wintering shorebirds and extremely diversified communities of nesting piscivorous birds - about 15 species.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • Rahel, F. and R. Stein 1988, Complex predator/prey interactions and predator intimidation among crayfish, piscivorous fish, and small benthic fish.

    Top-down control

  • Unwin et al. (1997) noted that ‘unpublished functional studies and the circumstances of their preservation suggest that [azhdarchids] may have been piscivorous … feeding from the water surface while on the wing and using the long neck as a ‘fishing rod’’ (p. 48).

    Archive 2006-04-01


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