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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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The highest IQ found in June/July, when compared to the other months, except for October/November, can be explained by a more detritivorous diet in this period, of difficult digestion, which requires a larger area for intestinal absorption and contact with digestive enzymes to optimize digestion (Baldisserotto, 2009).
Among the Madeira River population in Brazil, it was observed that the fish species most often consumed included smaller-size herbivorous and detritivorous species with lower mercury concentrations (23).
This is the reason they are most abundant in winters reflecting their detritivorous behavior (McLachlan, 1970, Van den Berg et al.
Panagrolaimus and Heterocephalobus) and detritivorous Collembola.
They flourish within desert ecosystems (Hadley 1974), forming an ecologically important link as the dominant predators of small herbivorous and detritivorous arthropods (McCormick & Polis 1990) and as the prey of many vertebrates (Polis et al.
Effects of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin on stream microbial communities and detritivorous macroinvertebrates.
Analyses of stomach contents and stable isotopes reveal food sources of estuarine detritivorous fish in tropical/subtropical Taiwan.
Functional diversity among 3 detritivorous hyporheic
These aggregations represent surface litter accumulations (mode 2 occurrence of Hebert and Calder 2004) that are consistent with the snail's detritivorous autecology (Solem and Yochelson 1979).
Mozambique tilapia in Lake Sibaya, South Africa, are known to be detritivorous and inhabit shallow areas in the juvenile phase and deep areas during adulthood (Brutton and Boltt 1975; Bowen 1979).
Stomachs of all crabs had a large proportion of unidentifiable material that was either semi-digested or detritivorous in nature.