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Deposit Feeder

Crabs are Deposit Feeders
Crabs are Deposit Feeders

A Deposit Feeder is an aquatic animal that feeds on small specks of organic matter that have drifted down through the water and settled on the bottom.

Examples of deposit feeders are flounders, eels, haddock, bass, crabs, shellfish, snails and sea cucumbers

Associated Terms: Bottom Feeder

Also see:
Filter Feeder
Suspension Feeder


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