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omnivore
animal that eats both plants
and animals
prey
a living thing that is hunted
for food
Sun
the original source of energy
in an ecosystem
bottom
level of the energy pyramid
with the most organisms
predator
a living thing that hunts other living things for food
food web
the overlapping food chains
in a community
carnivore
animal that eats only other
animals
consumers
organisms that cannot make their own food
decomposers
organisms that break down
dead matter into substances that can be used by producers
food chain
the path of food from one
organism to another
scavenger
animal that feeds on the
remains of dead animals
producers
organisms that use the Sun’s
energy to make their own food
plants
what is located at the bottom
of the energy pyramid
herbivores
animal that eats only plants
decomposers
food chains end with what
type of organisms
symbiosis
relationship between two kinds
of organisms over a period of time
mutualism
when both organisms benefit
from the relationship
parasitism
when one organism lives on or
in another organism and may harm or kill it
commensalism
when one organism benefits
from another without harming
or helping it