bottom feeding

bottom feeding
fish eating organisms found in or at the bottom of a water body

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • bottom-feeding — adjective of or relating to fish and marine life that feed on the bottom of a body of water • Pertains to noun: ↑bottom feeder * * * /bot euhm fee ding/, n. the activities of a bottom feeder. Also called bottom fishing /bot euhm fish ing/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottom-feeding — /bot euhm fee ding/, n. the activities of a bottom feeder. Also called bottom fishing /bot euhm fish ing/. * * * …   Universalium

  • bottom-feeding — adjective see bottom feeder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bottom feeding — adjective a) (Of a fish or other aquatic creature) which feeds off the bottom of its habitat b) (By extension) (Of a person, news organization, etc) which dwells amidst, or thrives off of, the unwholesome things in society …   Wiktionary

  • bottom-feeding — bot′tom feed ing n. cvb the activities of a bottom feeder Also called bot′tom fish ing …   From formal English to slang

  • bottom feeder — n. 1. BOTTOM FISH 2. Slang a person who preys upon or panders to the base qualities of others bottom feeding adj …   English World dictionary

  • Bottom feeder — A bottom feeder is an aquatic animal that feeds on or near the bottom of a body of water. The body of water could be the ocean, a lake, a river, or an aquarium. Bottom feeder is a general term which is used particularly in the context of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bottom feeder (disambiguation) — A Bottom feeder can refer to* A bottom feeding fish, which feeds off the bottom of the sea or a lake (or an aquarium).* a common slang expression for one who can t or won t provide for themselves, and relies on others (friends, relatives,… …   Wikipedia

  • bottom-feeder — noun Date: 1885 1. a fish that feeds at the bottom 2. one that is of the lowest status or rank 3. an opportunist who seeks quick profit usually at the expense of others or from their misfortune • bottom feeding adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feeding behaviour — Any action of an animal directed toward obtaining nutrients. Each species evolves methods of searching for, obtaining, and ingesting food for which it can successfully compete. Some species eat only one type of food, others a variety. Among… …   Universalium

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