apex predator

a fish at the top of the food chain, relying on smaller fishes for food

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Apex predator — Apex predators (also alpha predators, superpredators, or top level predators) are predators that, as adults, are not normally preyed upon in the wild in significant parts of their range. Apex predator species are often at the end of long food… …   Wikipedia

  • apex predator — /eɪpɛks ˈprɛdətə/ (say aypeks preduhtuh) noun a predator which is at the top of the food chain, and has itself no natural predator. Also, alpha predator …   Australian English dictionary

  • apex predator — noun An animal atop the food chain, preying but not prey. Killer whales are the oceans apex predators, which means they are at the top of the food chain …   Wiktionary

  • Apex — may refer to:* Apex of the heart, the lowest superficial part of the heart * Apex (mollusc), the tip of the spire of the shell of a gastropod * Apex (headdress), a pointed piece of olive wood, the base of which was surrounded with a lock of wool …   Wikipedia

  • Apex prédateur — Superprédateur Un superprédateur (également appelé apex prédateur ou alpha prédateur) est un prédateur, qui une fois à l âge adulte se trouve au sommet de la chaîne alimentaire et n est alors la proie d aucune autre espèce animale. L Homme,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of apex predators — This is a partial list of apex predators those predators that are not preyed upon as healthy adults in the wild.Extant predatorsOn land *African Rock Python [http://www.kidsgowild.com/kidsgowild/animalfacts/87891/87905] *African Wild Dog… …   Wikipedia

  • alpha predator — /ælfə ˈprɛdətə/ (say alfuh preduhtuh) noun → apex predator …   Australian English dictionary

  • Predation — For alternative meanings of predator and prey, see Predator (disambiguation) and Prey (disambiguation). Predating can also mean dating earlier than : see wiktionary:predate. Indian Python swallowing a small Chital deer at Mudumalai National Park …   Wikipedia

  • Giant trevally — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Jaguar — For other uses, see Jaguar (disambiguation). Jaguar [1] …   Wikipedia

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