apex + predator
apex predator (plural apex predators)
- An animal atop the food chain, preying but not prey.
- a. 2007, Martha Hiatt, quoted in, 2007, Wendell Jamieson, Father Knows Less, or, "Can I cook my sister?", Putnam, ISBN 9780399154423, page 203,
- Killer whales are the oceans' apex predators, which means they are at the top of the food chain.
an animal atop the food chain