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Tertiary consumer

Definition

noun

An organism that largely feeds on secondary and primary consumers.


Supplement

For instance, carnivores that feed on other carnivores are considered as tertiary consumers.


Compare: primary consumer, secondary 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 ... level would an organism occupy if it only eats primary producers? the tertiary consumers level This is false. The tertiary consumers eat lower ...

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by Larsa
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am
 
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I hate to do this.

... level would an organism occupy if it only eats primary producers? the tertiary consumers level 9. In food chains and food webs, which level is the lowest? the primary consumer ...

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Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:39 pm
 
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