Macroorganisms that eat decaying matter. Includes ant, beetle, centipede, cricket, earthworm, earwig, enchytraeid worm, millipede, mite, scorpion, slug, snail, spider, springtail, termite, woodlice.
detritus, worn down, worn away + voro, to devour] Organisms that live on dead and discarded organic matter; include large scavengers, smaller animals such as earthworms and some insects, as well as decomposers (fungi and bacteria).
Organisms consuming non-living material, such as many fungi, bacteria, and earthworms.
Detritus eating animals.
Animals that eat detritus. Common detritivores are urchins, stars, hermits, etc.
Heterotrophs that ingest decomposed or partly decomposed plant and animal matter (detritus).
Animals that live by eating loose edible muck (»detritus») on the sea bottom like recent sea cucumbers, certain clams and worms, etc.
consumers of detritus or dead biological materials
Animals that feed on detritus, or dead material, typically but not always of plant origin.
Organisms that eat detritus, that is, dead plants and animals.
Organisms that feed on detritus