Food Chains

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carnivore
an animal that eats only other animals
consumer
an organism in a food chain that eats other organisms, especially live ones
crustacean
a member of a group of mostly aquatic invertebrates that includes crabs, lobsters, and shrimp
decomposer
an organism in a food chain that breaks down organic matter
ecosystem
a biological community of organisms together with their habitat
food chain
a group of plants and animals that all have a relationship with each other through what they eat
food web
the interconnected feeding relationships within an ecosystem
herbivore
an animal that eats only plants
host
an organism off of which a parasite feeds
mollusk
a type of animal with a soft body and no backbone, such as an oyster, clam, snail or octopus
omnivore
an animal that eats both plants and animals
organism
a living thing
population
all the members of one species in an particular area
predator
an animal that hunts and eats other animals to survive
prey
an animal that is hunted and eaten by a predator
producer
an organism in a food chain that is able to make its own food
scavenger
an animal that eats animals that are already dead
species
a group of organisms that are physically similar and can produce offspring
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