(di try´ ti vore) [L. detritus: worn away + vorare: to devour] • An organism that obtains its energy from the dead bodies and/or waste products of other organisms.
An organism that feeds on detritus (decaying material) (noun).
Consumer organism that feeds on detritus, parts of dead organisms, and cast-off fragments and wastes of living organisms. The two principal types are detritus feeders and decomposers.
An organism that feeds on the remains of dead organisms or the cast-off material from living organisms.
An organism that eats small fragments of partially decomposed organic material (detritus) and its associated micro flora. detritus any loose material, especially decomposed, broken, and dead organic materials
An organism that derives nutrients and energy by consuming decaying organic matter.
an organism that eats dead organic material; used as a synonym for decomposer or scavenger.
an animal that feeds chiefly on bottom deposits.
any organism that consumes detritus
an animal that mainly eats decomposed plants and/or animals
Organisms that consume organic litter, debris, and dung.
An organism that consumes detritus.
An organism that feeds on dead organic and fecal matter.
any organism that eats decaying organic matter
Feeding on detritus.
Detritivores (also known as saprophages, detrivores or detritus feeders) are organisms that recycle detritus (decomposing organic material), returning it into the food chain.