detritivore


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detritivore

(dĭ-trī′tə-vôr′)
n.
An organism, such as a bacterium, fungus, or insect, that feeds on dead plant or animal matter.

detritivore

an organism feeding on DETRITUS.
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03: *** p<0 001 Treatments (months after Macrofauna groups Layer EFB application): Control 1 3 6 Engineers A0 1405a 4506b 10534b 6177ab A1 856ab 249a 1115b 1414b Detritivores A0 474a 4160b 3337ab 2554ab A1 111 212 190 200 Herbivores A0 33a 2062c 1652bc 49 lab A1 219b 47ab 34ab 46ab Predators A0 214 104 103 236 A1 55 24 67 70 Nematofauna groups: Bacterial feeders A0 162 186 611 97 A1 72 126 254 37 Fungal feeders A0 42a 4a 30a 15a A1 54 8 37 15 Omnivores + A0 50 11 1 78 predators A1 12 0 7 21 Herbivores A0 143 44 78 118 A1 62 17 67 77 Treatments (months after Macrofauna groups Layer EFB application): P-value 12 18 24 Engineers A0 3192ab 2906ab 3363ab * A1 336ab 657ab 296a * Detritivores A0 656a 763a 5184b *** A1 124 126 282 0.
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.
In contrast, both predator and detritivore relative richness was higher on Sapium (24% and 38% respectively) than the native site averages (12% and 16% respectively).
limosa; a detritivore and cold water stenotherm; found only at a few sites in N.
We tested the isotopic homogeneity of the detritivore group, the predator group, and the whole community for each site.
In the subtidal, five trophic groups of mobile macroinvertebrates were identified and represented as follows: five carnivores, four herbivores, two scavengers, one detritivore and one omnivore (Fig.
A shift in the detritivore guild, which is dominated by microbes in more mesic habitats, to arthropods in deserts, provides a likely explanation for this higher biodiversity (Ayal et al.
It is commonly emphasized that herbivore and detritivore fish species tend to have longer, thinner and narrower intestines than carnivores (FANGE & GROVE, 1979; JUNGER et al.
Ecosystem engineering by a dominant detritivore in a diverse tropical stream.
It is believed to be a detritivore as well as possibly grazing on algae and lichens encrusting tree trunks and branches.