organisms within a biological community which cannot manufacture their own food and therefore depend on other organisms for their nutritional supply; also called "heterotrophs".
(3) organisms, chiefly animals, that ingest other organisms or particulate organic matter.
the organisms within an ecosystem that meet their energy needs by feeding on the producers.
Organisms which consume protoplasm produced from photosynthesis or consume organisms from higher levels which indirectly consume protoplasm from photosynthesis.
any organism that feeds on other plants or animals. Also called heterotrophs, which means other feeders.
organisms that consume (eat) other organisms.
Organisms (specifically, animals) that are not able to produce their own food and must eat other organisms.
Organisms that nourish themselves on particulate organic matter (Lat. consumere to take wholly).
Referring to organisms in the food pyramids that cannot produce their own food and are either directly or indirectly dependent upon plants for food.
Organisms those are not able to produce their own food and have to eat other organisms
in nature, an animal that eats plants or other animals in order to obtain energy. Animals such as rabbits that feed on plants are called primary consumers. Secondary consumers are animals like foxes that feed on the primary consumers. People who use things, like food, products and services are also consumers.
Heterotrophs that feed on other organisms for carbon and energy (e.g. herbivores, carnivores, and parasites).
The higher levels in a food pyramid; consist of primary consumers, which feed on the producers, and secondary consumers, which feed on the primary consumers.
Animals that eat other animals to maintain their energy levels. Unlike producers, they can't make their own food through photosynthesis.
Organisms that eat other organisms or plants for nutrition.
Consumers are animals. Con summer eat producers. Consumers depend on producers or other organisms for their food.
organisms that obtain their energy by eating other organisms; generally divided into primary consumers (herbivores), secondary consumers (carnivores), and microconsumers (decomposers).
Those who use a commodity or service. Animals which eat others in the food chain.
A living thing that eats/consumes, and thus obtains energy from, another living thing.