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FC: Ectotherms A story about how three ectotherms (a reptile, fish, and amphibian) fit into the food chain.

2: Indian Gharial The Indian Gharial is a crocodile that's the second largest known to man (only the Saltwater Crocodile is bigger). The average length is 16 feet, and it normally weighs around 1,500 pounds. The longest recorded was 23 feet, and the heaviest was 2,200 pounds. They diet mostly on fish and live mainly in deep rivers.

3: Lionfish The Lionfish is one if the only fish that doesn't have any predators. It's poisonous, and its venom is harmful to humans. It is normally 1 foot to 15 inches long. Lionfish will swim in groups when young, but they mature to become loners. They seek company only during the mating season. They are highly territorial, and will fight for their life to keep it safe. Another name for this unique creatutre it the Turkey Fish!

4: Cuban Tree Frog | The Cuban Tree Frog, found in the Caribbean region of the Western hemisphere, is the largest tree frog in North America. They can be 3-5.5 inches long when fully grown. These frogs are nocturnal creatures, and eat almost anything that they can fit in their mouth.

5: How the Indian Gharial Falls into the food chain: it is at the top because it has no predators. How the Lionfish falls into the food chain: it's at the top; it has no enemies because of its poison. How the Cuban Tree Frog falls into the food chain: it's in the middle; it eats many things, but is mainly insectivorous. It also has a few predators.

6: Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_tree_frog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_gharial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionfish

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Jennifer Renyer
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  • Title: Ectotherms
  • A small mixbook about how three types of ectotherms (one reptile, fish, and amphibian) fit into the food chain.
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  • Published: almost 7 years ago