Consumers are organisms that are incapable of producing their own food and have to derive nutrients from other organic matters.
The following is a list of representative species from each group of consumer that can be found in Hong Kong.
Meiofauna is a collection of small benthic invertebrates (between 63 and 500 microns in size) that live in marine sediment.
Nematodes (slender worms) and copepods (small crustaceans) are two main groups of meiofauna that are found in our samples.
Macrofauna are organisms larger than 500 microns. They can be classified into the following groups:
Omnivores / Scavengers
Omnivores are organisms that have a mixed diet of both plant and animal origins, and are able to survive on either one of them. The following organisms are also opportunistic scavengers.