top carnivore

top carnivore

an organism found at the top of the PYRAMID OF NUMBERS that preys on other organisms but which is not itself preyed on.
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The role of top carnivore in regulating terrestrial ecosystems.
Walleye is the top carnivore in the lake, but if its population declines, other species will fill the void, such as perch.
As a large and active top carnivore, Tegopelte would have been important in shaping early marine communities and evolution during the Cambrian Explosion.
The creature was capable of skimming rapidly across the seafloor, with legs touching the sediment only briefly, supporting the view that Tegopelte was a large and active top carnivore.
As the top carnivore in some environments, coyotes may function as "keystone predators," helping regulate the number and density of smaller mesocarnivores (skunks, raccoons, foxes, feral cats).
5 of the world's top carnivore destinations 4 2 3 1 5 FLORIDA, USA.
Removing the top carnivore will lead to huge effects in numbers of their prey - a plague of frogs
Linsenmair, 2006, Clouded leopards, the secretive top carnivore of South-East Asian rainforests: their distribution, status and conservation needs in Sabah, Malaysia.
Equally at home in nearly every habitat from tropical rain forests to cacti deserts, the swift and fearsome cougar is the top carnivore in the Americas.
When a top carnivore is opportunistic, the links between that carnivore and the diverse prey community should be numerous.
The world is entirely different when you have a top carnivore.
As part of a regional conservation planning initiative, this study is being undertaken to determine the biophysical and socioeconomic feasibility of reestablishing a top carnivore, the gray wolf (Canis lupus), in the Grand Canyon Ecoregion (GCE).