Nov 16 2009
Specialist vs Generalist
Now i understand that Generalist species can easily “adapt” to a change in environment an the food it eats, where specialist species focus more on one specific method of eating or have a specific need of one type of food. Like a Panda bear is a specialist because it only eats bamboo shoots. But a Snakehead for example, i know as stated in the article that it is quick to “adapt” to a change in environment. It will eat more than just one type of fish, however, it specializes in preying on fish. It has evolved a large mouth, and rows of sharp teeth to exclusively eat fish. does this make it a Specialist species, because it only preys on fish? or a Generalist species, because it can adapt to more than one environment?