an animal that feeds by filtering small organisms or food particles from the water or air, as a clam, baleen whale, or sponge
Any of various aquatic animals, such as clams, sponges, and certain whales, that feed by filtering small organisms or organic particles from water.
An aquatic animal, such as a clam or sponge, that feeds by filtering tiny organisms or fine particles of organic material from currents of water that pass through it.
(plural filter feeders)
- Alternative spelling of filter feeder.