The coral reef itself is an ecosystem that has producers, consumers and decomposers; however, the coral polyps within the coral reef are known as primary consumers because they consume producers. The coral polyps create ... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life

The food chain of a producer is the sun, the primary consumer, the secondary consumer and the decomposer. The producer uses the sun and nutrients in the soil to make food, and animals that consume it eventually die and f... More » Science Biology Zoology

The arctic tundra biome supports a food chain that begins with plants as primary producers at the bottom. Herbivores consume the plants; and, primary small omnivores hunt the herbivores. Secondary or larger predator carn... More » Science Biology
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