detritivore

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detritivore

[di′trid·ə‚vȯr]
(ecology)
An organism that consumes dead organic matter.
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A nutritional constrain in detritivory by fishes: the stunted population of Sarotherodon mossambicus in Lake Sibaya, South Africa.
Nutritional significance of facultative detritivory to the juvenile white sucker (Catostomus commersoni).
All the trophic strategies, from suspensivory and detritivory to carnivory, are present in each size category.
Nutritional importance of detritivory in the growth and condition of gizzard shad in an Ohio reservoir.
In other reports of dry season increase in diet overlap the situation is different due to a decrease in feeding rates of a switch to detritivory (e.