MadSci Network: General Biology

Re: Are all scavengers carnivores?

Date: Sun Mar 7 17:11:23 1999
Posted By: David Richman, Staff, Entomology, New Mexico State University
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 920436747.Gb

Scavengers, or detritivores, are generally organisms that feed on dead 
or discarded organic matter. They live on the refuse of an ecosystem, 
specifically including dead leaves, branches, tree trunks, roots, 
carcasses, feces, etc. Thus they do not need to be meat eaters.  

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