detritivore


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detritivore

[di′trid·ə‚vȯr]
(ecology)
An organism that consumes dead organic matter.
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The small sample-size of detritivores prevents concluding that they contain lower S concentrations than insect herbivores or predators.
The trophic group analysis highlighted a substantial increase in soil engineers, detritivores and herbivores in the A0 humic soil layer after EFB application (Table 4).
On the other hand, Diporeia is a passive detritivore and has access to phytoplankton mostly in the spring when conditions favor material settling to the bottom.
Sites Herbivore Predator Parasite Detritivore % % % % RW1 57 9 15 20 RW2 57 7 11 24 BW3 55 12 16 17 FWP4 61 11 12 17 DW5 59 11 9 21 GP6 58 6 14 22 PW7 67 8 10 15 CP8 54 13 16 16 UHCC prairie 67 19 8 7 HD Baccharis 56 10 21 12 LD Baccharis 49 14 21 16 Sapium 29 24 9 38 Table 4.
The larger organic particles not captured by suspension feeders are anticipated to be captured by a benthic component of detritivores that are capable of assimilating them.
To examine temporal dynamics of the detritivore community, I analyzed the most-abundant species, including representatives from three orders of insects.
Trophic levels of insects (Table 1) included 68 samples of herbivores in 12 families and 14 genera, 56 samples of predators in 11 families and 10 identified genera, and 8 samples of detritivores representing a single species.
Role of different microbes and substrates as potential suppliers of specific essential nutrients to marine detritivores.
We determined number of species of herbivores, predators, parasites, and detritivores in S.
Their inclusion as detritivores would raise the IBI by approximately five points.
Ant nests are a habitat for a range of organisms living in association with their ant host, including many symbionts, detritivores and parasites (Holldobler & Wilson 1990).