A consumer that kills and eats other animals.
An organism that relies on other organisms for energy.
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on plant parts.
A consumer that ingests other organisms for energy.
An animal that eats plants and animals.
Network of feeding relationships composed of multiple food chains.
Series of steps in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eaten.
Aquatic primary producers composed of a mixture of floating algae.
Diverse group of small, swimming animals that feed on marine algae.
An organism that feeds by chemically breaking down other organisims.
Process by which chemical energy is used to produce carbohydrates.
Animals that consume the carcasses of other animals that have been killed by predators or died of natural causes.
Autotrophs or the first producers of energy-rich compounds that are later used by other organisims.
Process that uses light energy to power chemical reactions that convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and carbohydrates.
An organism that uses energy from the sun or chemicals and converts it into forms that living cells can use; also known as an organism that produces its own food.
An organism that feeds on detritus, or small pieces of dead and decaying plants and animals.