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What do we call an organism that is hunted by a predator?
A carnivore is an organism, in most cases an animal, that eats meat. A carnivorous animal that hunts other animals is called a predator; an animal that is hunted is called prey.
What are death predators called?
• 5 min read. Of all the ways animals have evolved to evade predators, feigning death might be one of the most creative—and risky. Scientifically known as thanatosis, or tonic immobility, playing dead occurs across the animal kingdom, from birds to mammals to fish.
Which organisms are predators?
A predator is an organism that eats another organism. The prey is the organism which the predator eats. Some examples of predator and prey are lion and zebra, bear and fish, and fox and rabbit.
What is an organism that is killed and eaten by another organism in a predation interaction?
Prey An organism that is killed and eaten by another organism.
What animal that is killed and eaten by its predator?
The animals that the predator hunts are called prey. A top predator or apex predator is one that is not the prey of other predators. Predators are usually carnivores (meat-eaters) or omnivores (eats plants and other animals).
What animals play dead in danger?
In mammals, the Virginia opossum (commonly known simply as possums) is perhaps the best known example of defensive thanatosis. “Playing possum” is an idiomatic phrase which means “pretending to be dead”. It comes from a characteristic of the Virginia opossum, which is famous for pretending to be dead when threatened.
What is an organism that is eaten by another organism?
A heterotroph is an organism that eats other plants or animals for energy and nutrients. The term stems from the Greek words hetero for “other” and trophe for “nourishment.” Organisms are characterized into two broad categories based upon how they obtain their energy and nutrients: autotrophs and heterotrophs.