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Reorganize the Following Food Chain. Describe the Ecosystem to Which It Belongs. Grasshopper – Snake – Paddy Field – Eagle – Frog. - Science and Technology 2

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Reorganize the following food chain. Describe the ecosystem to which it belongs. Grasshopper – Snake – Paddy field – Eagle – Frog.

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Paddy field – Grasshopper – Frog – Snake – Eagle

Paddy field represents the primary producer which are plants.
Grasshopper is a primary consumer. Primary consumers are organisms that eat the primary producers and are usually herbivores.
Frog is a secondary consumer. Secondary consumers are organisms that eat the primary consumers and are generally meat-eaters/carnivores.
Snake is a tertiary consumer. Tertiary consumers are organisms that eat the secondary consumers. These organisms are carnivore-eating carnivores, like snakes or big fish.
Eagle is a quaternary consumer and in this case it is the apex consumer because it occupies the highest position in the food chain. 

Concept: Ecosystem
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