reef detritus

reef detritus

[′rēf di‚trīd·əs]
(geology)
Fragmental material derived from the erosion of an organic reef. Also known as reef debris.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The decorator crab (Camposcia sp.) adorns its body with reef detritus, carefully trying on decorative pieces for size and effect and attaching them to its body with tiny hooks.