Week 9 Sci/230

Topics: Organism, Life, Ecosystem Pages: 6 (840 words) Published: May 12, 2013
SCI/230 Food Web Diagram

Food Web Diagram:
The Everglades

By: Ashley Earp

Due: Sunday May 12

Class: SCI/230

Instructor: Ethel Garcia

SCI/230 Food Web Diagram

Food Web Diagram of the Everglades.

|-------------------------------- Alligators/Anaconda/Pythons(C)--------------------------------| / / | \ \ / / | \ \ / Birds[P,C](Heron/Owl/Harrier) | Raccoons/Opossums/Deer (P,C) | / / \ | / \ | Turtles(P,C)/______ \------Fish[P,C](Carp)----------/ \ / \ \ / \ | \ / \ | Frogs/Geckos/Lizards (P,C) \ | | | \ /--------Bugs[C] (mosquitoes, beetles, water bugs) | \ / | | Plants(P)/ | /---------| \ | / \Fungii and Water living bacteria (D)-----------------/

Organisms found in the Everglades ecosystem:

Alligators, Anacondas, and Pythons (large Carnivores): Consumers

Birds (Herron, Owls, Harrier, vultures) Tertiary consumers: Producers, as they produce food for

the large carnivores and consumers, as they eat the smaller animals and are often times scavengers.

Raccoons, Opossums (mammalian scavengers) Tertiary Consumers: Consumers as they feed off

mostly dead animals that other larger predators have killed.

Fish (Consumers): These animals consume plants, bugs and occasionally other fish as well as

provide a food source for birds such as herron and the larger predators like alligators.

Turtles (consumers): These consume fish and plants and act as a food source for larger animals and


Frogs, geckos and lizards (Consumers): Frogs consume plants and bugs and provide a food source

for birds, and animals such as raccoons.

SCI/230 Food Web Diagram

Bugs (Mosquitoes, beetles, water bugs) consumers: These bugs feed of of breaking down

plant/flesh matter, Plants and in the case of mosquitoes the blood of most of the larger animals. At the

same time the bugs provide a food source to things such as frogs and fish.

Plants (producers): Plants produce carbon dioxide for...
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