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Herbivore

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Manatee Eating Lettuce / Jennifer Kennedy

West Indian manatee eating lettuce at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.

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Definition:

An herbivore is an organism that feeds on plants. These organisms are referred to as 'herbivorous'. An example of a marine herbivore is the manatee.

The opposite of an herbivore is a carnivore, or 'meat-eater.'

Examples:

Examples of herbivores in the oceans include manatees, sea urchins and periwinkles.

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