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planktotrophic (not comparable)
- (biology) That feeds on plankton
- 2001 October 26, C. L. Van Dover et al., “Biogeography and Ecological Setting of Indian Ocean Hydrothermal Vents”, in Science, volume 294, number 5543, DOI:10.1126/science.1064574, pages 818-823:
- In addition to an adult stage that is a capable swimmer, R. exoculata has a free-swimming, planktotrophic, post-larval stage that feeds on photosynthetically derived organic material and can be found as far as 100 km from a known vent field (53, 54 ).