28th November 2019

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How many different trophic levels are there?

All food chains and webs have at least two or three trophic levels. Generally, there are a maximum of four trophic levels. Many consumers feed at more than one trophic level. Humans, for example, are primary consumers when they eat plants such as vegetables.

Thereof, what are the five trophic levels?

The trophic level of an organism is the number of steps it is from the start of the chain. A food chain starts at trophic level 1 with primary producers such as plants, can move to herbivores at level 2, predators at level 3 and typically finish with carnivores or apex predators at level 4 or 5.

What are the four trophic levels?

Level 1: Plants and algae make their own food and are called producers. Level 2: Herbivores eat plants and are called primary consumers. Level 3: Carnivores that eat herbivores are called secondary consumers. Level 4: Carnivores that eat other carnivores are called tertiary consumers.

Is a lion on the top of the food chain?

Also, by the way, lions are not jungle animals at all, so the statement is wrong there too. So since there's no food chain, lions can't be at the top of it. But it's more or less true that lions are apex predators, meaning that few things prey on lions.
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