detritivore

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detritivore

[di′trid·ə‚vȯr]
(ecology)
An organism that consumes dead organic matter.
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For instance, Putman explains the lower biomass of producers relative to primary consumers in aquatic communities as a greater dependence of consumers on detritovores, rather than the more common distinction between standing crop biomass and rates of production and turnover.