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OmnivoreAn animal that eats both plants and animalspredatorAn animal that hunts other animals for foodpreyAn organism that is killed and eaten by another organismProducerAn organism that can make its own food.ConsumerAn organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organismsprimary consumerAn organism that eats producerssecondary consumerAn organism that eats primary consumersTeritiary consumerseat secondary consumersquaternary consumerCarnivore that eats tertiary consumers.top carnivorecarnivore at the top of the food chainfood chainA series of steps in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eatenfood webA community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chainsPopulationA group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same areaBiomassA measure of the total dry mass of organisms within a particular regionDecomposerAn organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms