Ectotherm: An organism that relies on external sources of heat to regulate its bodt temperature.
Advantages of being an ectotherm:
- Use less of their food in respiration.
- Need to find less food and may be able to survive for long periods without eating.
- Greater proportion of energy obtained from food can be used for growth.
Disadvantages of being an ectotherm:
- Less active in cooler temperatures and may need to warm up…