secondary consumer

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A carnivore, which sits above (at a higher trophic level than) the primary consumers in a food chain because it eats them. Examples include: on land, lions that eat wildebeest, hawks that eat field mice; in the soil, soil organisms that decompose herbivore remains; in the oceans, herring that eat copepods.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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