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  • Camouflage – a defensive tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, often to blend in with their surroundings.
  • Organic Matter – matter that comes from a recently living organism.
  • Barbels – slender, whisker-like sensory organs near the mouth that help fish search for food.
  • Scales – small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
  • Exception – something excluded from the usual rule.
  • Bentic– related to or occurring on the bottom of a body of water.
  • Omnivore – animal that eats both plant and animal matter.
  • Ectothermic – organism that regulates its body temperature with surrounding environment.
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