13 terms

Food Web / Chain

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predator
animal that hunts and eats other animals
prey
animal hunted or caught for food
carnivore
an animal that eats only meat
herbivore
an animal that eats only plants
omnivore
an animal that eats both plants and animals
energy pyramid
shows the amount of energy available to pass from one level of a food chain to the next
primary consumer
animal that only eats plants; herbivore; first-level consumer
secondary consumer
animal that eats herbivores; carnivore; second-level consumer
tertiary consumer
animal that eats secondary consumers; carnivore eats another carnivore; third-level consumer
food web
shows the interactions among many different food chains in a single ecosystem
food chain
shows the path of food energy in an ecosystem from plants to animals
scavenger
an animal that feeds on dead animals
decomposer
an organism that breaks down dead plants and animals

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