Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 3, The Biosphere - Standardized Text Prep - Page 93: 4



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Option B is incorrect. A carnivore is actually a consumer, probably on the secondary or tertiary level. Carnivores eat other animals. Option C is incorrect. An omnivore eats both plants and animals, so it is a consumer. Option D is incorrect. A detritivore eats detritus, which is what remains after a decomposer breaks down dead organisms. Detritivores are also consumers. Option A is correct. Algae is a primary producer.
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