5.L.2.2 Ecosystem Organisms

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Producer
organism that produces food and oxygen that animals need
Consumer
an organism that cannot make its own food and must eat to survive
Scavenger
an animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals
Carnivore
an animal that eats other animals
Omnivore
an animal that eats both plants and animals
Herbivore
an animal that eats only plants
Decomposer
breaks down dead organisms into useful things that enrich soil
Predator
a living thing that hunts other living things for food
Prey
a living thing that is hunted for food
Population
all the organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time
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