detritivore


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detritivore

[di′trid·ə‚vȯr]
(ecology)
An organism that consumes dead organic matter.
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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).
As a detritivore, it burrows in the top 1-2 cm of sediments and mostly feeds on organic material that settles from overlying waters.
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.
The functional groups were the following: herbivore, detritivore, predator, parasite, omnivore, non-feeding, and unknown.
Detritivore and aufwuchs feeder; found in warmer waters, on silty or muddy substrates generally; southern ID only; rare; at sites with soft substrates and perennially warm water, such as warm or cool springs.
The potential detritivore food sources in the forest litter and soil showed a variety of isotopic ratios.
When detritivore immigration rates increase, detritus always decreases and detritivores and predators always increase.
Role du macrobenthos detritivore dans la ecosystemes littoraux: etude de l'holothurie Holothuria tubulosa, espece commune des herbiers de posidonie en Mediterranee.
Such information is important in the elucidation of the nutrient flow in the detritivore chain and indispensable for management and/or monitoring measures.
Eleodes obsoleta is a generalist detritivore, feeding primarily on grasses and forbs (Yount 1971, Rogers et al.
Genera with similar ecological traits (such as a preference for slower waters and detritivore habit) were less affected by the damming.