Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Malacostracan, Food and feeding

Malacostracans consume virtually every available kind of organic matter, plant or animal, living or dead. The small- to medium-sized groups primarily consume detritus and plankton, and some are parasites of other aquatic organisms. The larger-sized groups are mainly carnivores and scavengers, preying on a wide range of small invertebrates and fishes or devouring


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