Heterotroph

Heterotroph

Pictured here is an African Clawed Frog. All frogs are heterotrophs, and in fact ALL animals are heterotrophs, yet they are classified as omnivores, carnivores, or herbivores, depending on what they eat. A heterotroph is an organism that ingests another organism as food to obtain nutrition and energy. The African Clawed frog, found in the image above, which usually lives in freshwater, eats a variety of different aquatic animals such as neon tetras, brine shrimp, bloodworms, and mosquito larvae.

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