In parasitic food chain, the pyramid of numbers is (1) Upright (2) Inverted (3) Linear (4) Both A and B

Answer: (2)

Pyramid of the number shows the number of species per trophic stage. The pyramid of numbers is inverted in the parasitic food chain. In this case, the primary producers are plants which are least in the number followed by primary consumers that is herbivores. Secondary consumers are parasites. The maximum number of individuals present in the top of the trophic stage that is hyperparasites.

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