By Matt Francis and Justin Franklin
Biotic-plants(algae, seaweed), animals(fish crabs,
coral, plankton)
Abiotic- sand and water
Climate-Warm ocean water
Biotic-plants (ferns, trees, flowers, vines),
Animals(birds, snakes, insects, monkeys)
Abiotic-Soil and Rocks.
Climate-warm and humid
The limiting factors are pollution, disease,
overfishing, dynamite and cyanide fishing, and
The limiting factors of a rainforest are
deforestation, darkness on the forest floor,
human activity, natural disasters, and tropical
Variations, tolerances, and adaptations
There are 30 variations of clownfish such as
cinnamon and striped maroon clownfish.
Tolerances- a clownfish needs warm salty
water, algae, zoo plankton and isopods to
Adaptations- a clownfish has a coating of slime
around its body to keep it safe from anemone
stings. The male can switch to female if the
female dies.
Variations, tolerances, and adaptations
There are 850 variations of crab such as the
Japanese Spider Crab and the Pea Crab.
Tolerances – a crab needs saltwater, plankton,
sea worms and the ability to scavenge.
Adaptations – crabs have a hard exoskeleton to
protect themselves from predators. Antenna
that can sense vibrations, and pinchers for
defense and getting food.
Variations, tolerances and adaptations
There are many types of coral such as blue
coral, brain coral, tube coral, and table coral.
Tolerances – coral needs warm salty water,
firm sand, and phytoplankton to survive.
Adaptations – certain toxins in soft coral make
it unappetizing for predators. Some types of
coral produce toxins that eliminate predators
and increase their living space.
Variations, tolerances, and Adaptations
There are 7 variations of Spider Monkeys such
as the Black-Faced Spider Monkey and the
Red-Faced Spider Monkey.
Tolerances- a Spider Monkey needs a warm
climate, fruit, and trees to survive.
Adaptations – Spider Monkeys have powerful
tails to grip the trees. They also have extremely
long limbs to swing from branch to branch.
Variations, tolerances, and adaptations
There are 28 variations of Boa constrictors such
as the Imperator and the Emerald Tree Boa.
Tolerances – a warm climate and a variety of
small animals to eat.
Adaptations – eat sensitive scales to locate prey
and sensors on their tongue to detect odors.
Variations, tolerances, and adaptations
There are 6 variations of sloths such as the
Brown-Throated 3-Toed Sloth and the Pigmy 3Toed Sloth.
Tolerances – warm climate, trees, foliage.
Adaptations – long curved claws to latch on to
tree branches, and a complex stomach to digest
Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship with
sea anemones. They benefit form each other’s
company for food and protection. (mutualism)
Decatur Crabs snip pieces of sponges and
imbed them in their shells. (commensalism)
Cleaner Shrimp clean out fish mouth. The fish
gets a clean mouth and the shrimp gets and
easy meal. ( mutualism)
Agouti opens the Brazil nut tree’s nuts and eats
some of them, but scatters the rest of the seeds.
A Boa Constrictor hunting a bat is predation.
Two monkeys fighting over a mate is

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