Which of the following pyramid represents the total dry weight of the total amount of living matter at each level?
(a) Pyramid of energy
(b) Pyramid of age
(c) Pyramid of biomass
(d) Pyramid of numbers
I had been asked this question during an interview.
Question is from Ecological Pyramids topic in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12
Correct option is (c) Pyramid of biomass
Easiest explanation: The total dry weight of the total amount of living matter at each level (from producers to consumers) is represented by the pyramid of biomass. Depending upon the nature of the food chain, the pyramid is inverted or upright.