Food Chain Vocabulary
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An animal that eats both plants and animals.
A living thing.
an organism that grows and feeds on another organism.
An organism in a food chain that is able to make its own food.
An organism in a food chain that eats a producer.
An animal that is hunted and eaten by a predator.
A predator in a food chain that no other consumer eats.
An organism in a food chain that eats carnivores.
A group of plants and animals that all have a relationship with each other through what they eat.
The interconnected feeding relationships within an ecosystem.
An animal that eats only plants.
An animal that eats animals that are already dead.
An organism in a food chain that eats primary consumers, usually herbivores.
A group of organisms that are physically similar and can produce offspring.
An animal that eats only other animals.
The struggle between organisms of the same or different species for limited resources, such as food, light, or territory.
An organism in a food chain that eats other organisms, especially live ones.
The process by which plants convert energy from the sun into food.
All the members of one species in a particular area.
An animal that hunts and eats other animals to survive.
An organism off of which a parasite feeds.
A species that moves into an ecosystem and does harm to the other species living there.
A type of animal with a soft body and no backbone, such as an oyster, clam, mussel, snail, slug, or octopus.
A member of a group of mostly aquatic invertebrates that includes crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.
An organism in a food chain that breaks down organic matter.
A biological community of organisms together with their environment.
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