Filter feeder get their food by straining (filtering) it from water, most often sea water. Examples of filter feeders are: sponges, clams, oysters, barnacles, basking sharks, whale sharks...
Asked in Invertebrates
What is a filter feeder?
A filter feeder is an animal that that cleans out the bottom of the ocean or fishboll. A kind of fish is a filter feeder. NO - you're thinking of a scavenger - A filter feeder eats plankton and other small particles in the sea. They pull water through their body, straining it for food - push the water back out and eat any solids found. ...
Asked in Saltwater Fish, Sharks, Freshwater Aquariums, Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes
What is the largest fish in sea and is it a filter feeder?
The Whale Shark has been Recorded at up to 59 feet and yes, it is a filter feeder. It strains plankton from the water in a filtering process. ...