Definition of Predator Satiation

Predator satiation is a term that is an anti-predator adaptation in which the prey is present in a very low number at highly populated places. This phenomenon reduces the possibility that an individual organism would be eaten away. In this way, the prey takes advantage of safety in number effects. If the prey quantity in a certain place is greater in number, the predators would consume a certain amount.


So, the prey like many plants, insects, fish, etc. has devised such a strategy to remain in refuge from the predators. When there is enough food available for the predators, the chances of their survival, growth, and reproduction increase but as soon the supply of food is reduced, the consumption level also gets lowered. Such a kind of pattern is seen in type II functional response.

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