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6.2: Flow of Energy

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carnivore

Consumer that only eats other animals for food.

chemoautotroph

Producer that uses energy from chemical compounds to make food by chemosynthesis.

detritivore

Decomposer that consumes detritus.

detritus

Substance composed of dead leaves, other plant remains, and animal feces that collects on the soil or at the bottom of a body of water.

herbivore

Consumer that only eats producers such as plants or algae for food.

omnivore

Consumer that eats both producers and other consumers for food.

photoautotroph

Producer that uses energy from sunlight to make food by photosynthesis.

saprotroph

Decomposer such as a fungus or protozoan that feeds on any remaining organic matter that is left after other decomposers do their work.

scavenger

Decomposer that consumes dead organisms and other wastes.

decomposer

Organism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms and other organic wastes.

producer

Organism that produces food for itself and other organisms.

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