Detritivore #2

Detritivore #2 The common earthworm shown above is the most prominent example of a detritivore. Detritivores are heterotrophs that survive off of nutrients that come from detritus. Detritus can be classified as decomposing plant and animal parts, as well as organic fecal matters. Detritivores are not to be confused with the common decomposers such as bacteria and fungi, as detritivores ingest lumps of matter which contributes to decomposition while decomposers live by absorbing and metabolizing at a molecular scale.

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