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Is a limpet a consumer producer or decomposer?
Producers include algae (limu) and plankton. Both algae and plankton produce energy through photosynthesis, and they are the basis of the food chain. Limpets (‘opihi), nerites (pipipi), and helmet urchins (hau’uke’uke) graze on algae found on rocks.
What type of consumer is limpets?
Common limpets are herbivorous, but they likely also eat young barnacles and other things that settle on their home rocks. They scrape the rock’s surface with a strong, toothy organ called a radula.
What trophic level are limpets?
The Second Trophic Level are the browsers and grazers of algae, and phytoplankton eaters. Some of these are the Top Shells, such as the Zebra Top Shell, Austrocochlea porcata, Ribbed Top Shell, Austrocochlea constricta, the Common Variegated Limpet, Celana tramoserica and the Black Nerite, Nerita atramentosa.
Is a producer consumer or decomposer?
A producer is a living thing that makes its own food from sunlight, air, and soil. Green plants are producers who make food in their leaves. A decomposer is a living thing that gets energy by breaking down dead plants and animals, Fungi and bacteria are the most common decomposers.
Is a limpets a producer?
Is kelp a producer?
Kelp is the producer in the kelp forest. Sea urchins, sea stars, jellyfish and other primary consumers eat the kelp.
Is a gull a secondary consumer?
Inshore, the herring gull mainly feeds from the sea: upon fish, mussels, and crabs. Herring gulls are common at the German North and the Baltic Sea coast. Here they feed mainly on fish, mussels and crustaceans and are secondary respectively tertiary consumers and top predators in the marine food web.
What phylum is the limpet in?
Which organism is a herbivore?
An herbivore is an organism that mostly feeds on plants. Herbivores range in size from tiny insects such as aphids to large, lumbering elephants. Herbivores are a major part of the food web, a description of which organisms eat other organisms in the wild.
What are secondary consumers?
Secondary consumers are largely comprised of carnivores that feed on the primary consumers or herbivores. Other members of this group are omnivores that not only feed on primary consumers but also on producers or autotrophs. An example is a fox eating rabbit.
Are apples a producer or consumer?
As the book describes, an intermediary “is the link in the supply chain that links the producer or other intermediaries to the end consumer.” So in this case Apple is the producer, Apple Pay is the intermediary (or middleman), and the users of Apple Pay are the consumers.