tertiary consumer


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tertiary consumer

n.
An organism that feeds on secondary consumers in a food chain.
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tertiary consumer

an organism at the end of a food chain, which can be a carnivore, a decomposer or a parasite. see TOP CARNIVORE.
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The primary consumers (37.2%) and tertiary consumers (44.6%) composed the majority of Lake Iro fish abundance (Kg/ha).
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