One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food.
An organism that obtains energy and nutrients by feeding on other organisms or their remains.
Consumers are heterotrophic organisms within the food web of a community. In the trophic levels of the food chain, primary consumers consume producers, secondary consumers consume primary consumers, and tertiary consumers consume secondary consumers.
animal that feeds on plants (primary consumer) or on other animals (secondary consumer)
A plant or animal which gets its energy by consuming, or eating other living things.
Organism that cannot synthesize the organic nutrients it needs and gets its organic nutrients by feeding on the tissues of producers or of other consumers; generally divided into primary consumers (herbivores), secondary consumers (carnivores), tertiary (higher-level) consumers, omnivores, and detritivores (decomposers and detritus feeders). In economics, one who uses economic goods.
An organism requiring complex organic compounds for food which it obtains by preying on other organisms or consuming particles of organic matter.
organism that cannot make their own food
an animal that consumes or eats a plant or animal.
heterotroph. Organism relying directly or indirectly on autotrophs for food energy.
A living thing that eats other living things; animal.
an organism that obtains its food by eating other organisms or particles of organic matter What is an Ecosystem
any organism that eats another organism; heterotroph.
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An organism that is not capable of making food from non-living substances; must eat other organisms or parts of organisms to obtain energy.
An animal that feeds on other animals or plants is called a consumer. Primary consumers eat plants. Secondary consumers eat animals that eat plants.
An organism that feeds on other living organisms, for example animals and parasitic plants would be considered consumers. In a food chain, herbivores that eat green plants are primary consumers and carnivores that eat herbivores are secondary consumers.
An organism that feeds on another organism or existing organic matter, including herbivores, carnivores, parasites, saprophytic and heterotrophic organisms.
(Biological) An organism that obtains vital nutrients and energy by eating other organisms; in the food chain, all organisms other than green plants.
1) an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms and/or their remains; usually consumers are classified as primary consumers (herbivores), secondary consumers (carnivores) and micro consumers (decomposers); 2) any person or other entity when using goods for its own needs, neither for resale nor for the manufacture of other goods.
organisms within an ecosystem that get their energy from feeding on other organisms or their products.
an organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms. There are three types of consumers: Primary consumers (herbivores) are animals that eat plants, such as mice or deer. Secondary consumers (carnivores) are animals that eat the primary consumers, like bobcats and hawks. Some animals, such as bears and humans, eat a diet of both plants and animals and are called omnivores.
Consumers are living things that cannot make food for themselves. They survive by taking in food that has been made by other living things. A food chain contains several kinds of consumers at different feeding levels: primary, secondary and tertiary (which are usually the top consumers, not eaten by anything else).
An organism that eats food produced by another organism.
also known as a heterotroph, an organism that cannot make its own food and must eat producers or other consumers
All animals which cannot make their own food and are dependent on plants (or animals that eat plants) as a source of energy.
an organism that must eat or consume another organism for its food or energy
organisms that eat other organisms
Any living thing that is unable to manufacture food from nonliving substances, but depends instead on the energy stored in other living things. See also Carnivore; Decomposers; Food chain; Herbivore; Omnivore; Producers.
an organism that obtains energy and minerals by eating (consuming) other living things; includes herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and detritivores.
Any organism which must consume other organisms (living or dead) to satisfy its energy needs.
A consumer is a living thing that eats other living things to survive. It cannot make its own food (unlike most plants, which are producers). Primary consumers eat producers, secondary consumers eat primary consumers, and so on. There are always many more primary consumers than secondary consumers, etc. (this is because energy is lost between each trophic level).
a plant or animal that requires complex organisms for food which it obtains by preying on other living things or eating particles of organic matter.
an organism that obtains organic matter by consuming primary producers; a heterotroph; primary consumers are organisms that consume plants; secondary consumers are organisms that consume animals
An organism that ingests other organisms or organic matter in a food chain.
any organism that cannot produce its own food and must, therefore, get its energy by eating, or consuming, other organisms
an organism that gets energy by feeding directly on producers or by eating animals that feed on producers
an organism that eats other organisms because it is unable to make its own food; a heterotroph.
individual that eats other organisms to obtain energy rather than producing its food through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis.
organism that consumes another organism as food for energy.
Organisms that cannot make food for themselves, but who survive by taking in food that has been made by other living things.
organisms that get their energy from eating other plants and animals.
An organism that ingests other organisms (or their parts or products) to obtain its food energy.
A person or other animal who uses things. A rabbit is a consumer of grass, a fox is a consumer of rabbits, a person is a consumer of potato chips, televisions and automobiles. In nature, there a two kinds of consumers, primary and secondary. The rabbit above, as a consumer of plants, is a primary consumer. The fox is a secondary consumer. (Since the rabbit is essentially made out of rearranged grass, the fox, by eating the rabbit, is consuming the plants secondarily, and so is a secondary consumer).
Organism in an ecosystem that either eats the producers or eats other consumers (p.152).
A an organism that feeds on plants or other autotrophs or feeds on other consumers(e.g. a predator)
An organism that receives the nutrients (food) required for maintenance, growth, and reproduction from the consumption of tissues of producers and/or other consumers. Also called a heterotroph. Several different kinds of consumers have been recognized including: carnivores, omnivores, scavengers, herbivores, detritivores, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.
Any organism that eats other organisms rather than producing its own food.
an organism which ingests other organisms or organic matter.
an organism that obtains its food from eating plants or other animals.
A consumer is a living thing that eats other living things to survive. It cannot make its own food (unlike most plants, which are producers). Primary consumers eat producers, secondary consumers eat primary consumers, and so on. There are always many more primary consumers than secondary consumers, etc. Most butterflies are primary consumers (herbivores or plant eaters); only a few, like the Harvester, eat meat.