coral reefs food web

Coral reefs food web

The primary producers are blue-green algae, zooxanthelle, phytoplankton, seagrass, and brown algae.

The primary consumers are zooplankton, corals, sponges, Atlantic blue tang, and queen conch.

The intermediate consumers are the sergeant major, flaming tongue snail, bar jack, grouper, Caribbean lobster, bicolor damselfish, polychaete worm, cushion sea star, and southern stingray.

The top predator in the coral reef food web is a blacktip reef shark.

The decomposers are the polychaete worm and the queen conch.

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