Filter feeding

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Definition of Filter feeding:
A form of feeding whereby suspended food particles are extracted from the water using gill rakers. Filter feeders: Any animal that feeds by filtering suspended particulate organic matter from the water column.[1].
This is the common definition for Filter feeding, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, (England). 361pp.