(in the food chain) a carnivore that feeds only upon herbivores.
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Invertebrates occupy important places in the food web as primary and secondary consumers and also decomposers.
In the kelp forest, sea otters are secondary consumers that hunt sea urchins as prey.
The diets of secondary consumers are often more varied than primary consumers.
Other animals called secondary consumers prey on primary consumers.
Carnivores are considered secondary consumers because they eat other animals, eg, a hawk.
Primary or secondary consumers of long-term care supports and services.
The variety of carnivores that inhabit the wetlands are the secondary consumers.
Sunfish are secondary consumers-they eat insects, crustaceans, and small fish.
Represents primary or secondary consumers of long-term care supports and services.
Make a list of which animals are primary consumers and which are secondary consumers.
Primary and secondary consumers take up these substances and utilize them as screening devices.
Zooplankton are secondary consumers feeding upon bacteria, phytoplankton, and detritus.
These zooplankton are also important prey for secondary consumers.
The third trophic level contains secondary consumers that eat primary consumers iv.
The next level up, often termed secondary consumers, represents animals that feed on primary consumers.