Great barrier reef - Coggle Diagram
Great barrier reef
411 types of hard coral
134 species of sharks and rays
There are more than 1,500 species of fish.
six of the worlds seven species of threatened marine turtles.
more than 30 species of marine mammals
Secondary food consumers:
Larger fish, Trigger fish, Parrot fish, Surgeon fish, lobsters, and sea turtles.
Tertiary food consumers:
Sharks, Barracuda, Tuna, Grouper, and Snapper.
Primary food consumers:
Zooplankton, coral polyps, sponges, mollusks, sea urchin, starfish, and smaller fish
Carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.
Carnivores: Most fish in kelp forest, seahorses, seadragons, scaly fin, leatherjackets, small rays and some sharks.
Herbivores: urchins, crabs, limpets, chitons, and polychaete worms.
Omnivores: moorish idol, reef triggerfish, and the raccoon butterflyfish.
How many ecosystems?
14 coastal ecosystems
coral reef, Lagoon floor, Islands, open water, seagrass, coastlines, estuaries, freshwater, wetlands, forested floodplains, health and srublands, grass and sedgelands, woodlands, forests and rainforests.
Biotic and Abiotic
Abiotic: sunlight and temperature are the main two abiotic factors. Including, buoyancy, viscosity, light penetration, salts, gases, and water density.
Biotic: Biotic factors are living components, including, coral, animals, planks like seaweed and plankton, and bacteria.
Coral cays, ribbon fringing, platform reefs, reef flats, seagrass beds, continental islands, mangroves rock, rock pools, muddy bottoms, sandy substrates, and lagoons.
The great barrier reef is Biotic
Main predators of the great barrier reef
The reef shark is known as the main predator in the great barrier reef including the other sharks.
Sharks, such as tiger, hammerhead, bull sharks and the reef shark.
The black tigerfish is also a predator of the great barrier reef.
Plants and algae convert light energy into chemical energy, which then gets passed through the food web to plant eaters, and flesh eaters.