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Secondary consumer

Definition

noun

An organism that largely feeds on primary consumers.


Supplement

For instance, carnivores feeding on herbivores or detritivores are called secondary consumers of the food chain.


Compare: primary consumer, tertiary consumer.
See also: consumer, food chain.


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Re: I hate to do this.

... we move along the food web, less and less energy is gained by the next consumer because of this. That's why there are fewer larger predators than ... be the primary consumer. 1. Primary producer, | 2. Primary consumer, 3. Secondary consumer, 4. Tertiary consumer. I hope I don't confuse you more ...

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by Larsa
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am
 
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Topic: I hate to do this.
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Re: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

... Sponges use silicious spicules as a physical defense mechanism and secondary metabolites as chemical defense. By which means do Cnidarians seize and consumer faster organisms? Cnidarians use nematocysts (barbed, harpoon-like projections) to ...

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by firechild
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
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Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

... Which form of parasitism do sponges usually engage in? Sponges use secondary metabolites, because they can not move, when the sponge becomes ... they prevent coral growth. By which means do Cnidarians seize and consumer faster organisms? I dont really understand what this question is ...

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by purplec16
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:32 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
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Views: 12096


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