bottom-feeder

Definitions of bottom-feeder
  1. noun
    a fish that lives and feeds on the bottom of a body of water
    synonyms: bottom-dweller
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    types:
    mullet
    bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
    Mullus surmuletus, goatfish, red mullet, surmullet
    brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
    type of:
    fish
    any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
  2. noun
    a scavenger that feeds low on the food chain
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    type of:
    scavenger
    any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
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