detritivore

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detritivore

[di′trid·ə‚vȯr]
(ecology)
An organism that consumes dead organic matter.
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amazonicas (bra), this group is composed by detritivorous species belonging to Curimatidae (poa, pol and psr) and Prochilodontidae (prn and sei) families.
In other epiphytic species, such as orchids, which lack morphological structures for litter accumulation, the presence of detritivorous arthropods is really low (Stuntz et al, 2002).
The crab Neohelice granulata is considered herbivorous and detritivorous because it feeds on halophytic grasses (Spartina spp.
1997 Nitrogen and phosphorus excretion by detritivorous gizzard shad in a reservoir ecosystem.
lmmature stages of Calycopis caulonia (Hewitson, 1877) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Thechinae, Eumaeini), with notes on rearing detritivorous hairstreaks on artificial diet.
The accumulation of detritus provides a substrate for the matrix of bacteria, algae, and fungi supplying a rich source of organic material for detritivorous macroinvertebrates (Weatherhead and James 2001).
microbivorous nematodes + detritivorous and predatory mesofauna).
litoralis switched from a more benthic detritivorous feeding style (as evidenced by the high sediment load in the guts and stomach) to an ice algae-dominated nutrition.
Decaying organic matter that collects inside the phytotelm releases nutrients which are tapped by the bromeliad through specialized foliar trichomes; this process is enhanced by detritivorous animals whose feeding activity further degrade the organic debris (Benzing 2000).