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.
Compared to available data on native ecosystems, predators and detritivores were relatively abundant while herbivores and total arthropod diversity were relatively low on Sapium.
This partitioning ofresources can lead to complex responses to rainfall and drought in detritivores ranging from positive correlations with rainfall (Deslippe et al.
Insect herbivores, predators, and detritivores contained different P concentrations (Fig.
overall, there were more species of predators and herbivores than detritivores or parasites (F = 39.
Both species are primarily detritivores and algivores and are facultatively predaceous on small invertebrates (McKinley, 1973; Fisher et al.
Population ecology and production of benthic detritivores.
The presence of allochthonous detritus sediments enhanced the abundance of detritivores like Oligochaetes (Manoharan et al, 2006)[34] which confirms the peak of annelid population during September at St I and II due to the ingression of allochthonous material into the wetland from catchment area during monsoon rains.
After each mass extinction event, new organisms take on the roles of carnivores, herbivores, detritivores and producers.
Among the best performing indicators for a set of north Pacific ecosystem models are biomass groups consisting of detritivores, flatfish, and zooplanktivorous fish, as well as some surprising compound metrics such as the ratio of forage fish to jellyfish biomass (Samhouri et al.
An abundance of oribatid mites is seen as an indication of high concentrations of camelid dung and thus greater food availability for these detritivores.
Collectively, they have an amazingly broad dietary repertoire, and include taxa that range from detritivores and other decomposers, microvores, fungivores to especially herbivores, but also are consumers of animals as predators, parasitoids and parasites and inhabit unusual habitats such as oil seeps, playa lake brines, and hot springs (Wheeler, 1990; Kristensen, 1999; Labandeira, 1999, 2002).