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In a community there are many different interspecific interactions between species Each interaction has a different effect on the community and the population density These interactions illustrate how certain species live among other species in a community and show how each species is affected by it Specific relationships between certain species are predation commensalisms and mutualism Each relationship has either a positive negative or neutral effect on each animal The most marked population interactions are those involving predation Predation is the capturing and eating of prey by a predator The typical image of predation is a lion catching its prey although it is certainly not the only type Although many people envision predation as a fox hunting and eating a rabbit there are other types of positivenegative interactions such as parasitism and herbivory which include a predator and the eventual killing of an entire organism Predators have many important feeding adaptations that are evident and recognizable Most predators possess keen senses that permit them to recognize and locate the organisms they feed on or their prey Predators also exhibit adaptations which assist catching restraining and masticating their prey Some adaptations that predators have are claws fangs stingers teeth or poison Predators that must hunt and catch their prey are usually fast and alert while those that prepare for a surprise attack often use camouflage Many plant eating insects have chemical sensors that help to locate suitable food plants However prey must have certain adaptations as well in order to protect themselves from their predators Animals can use passive defenses such as hiding or active defenses such as defending themselves to avoid being eaten Many animals escape into hiding to completely avoid being caught without having to use up much energy Camouflage called cryptic coloration is the ideal passive defense which allows potential prey to unnoticeable against its background On the other hand active defenses are less common and the animal must expend much energy to
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