Which of the following are detritivores?
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2021 Prelims]
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only
(b) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
(c) 1, 3 and 5 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Detritivores are organisms that obtain their nutrition by feeding on dead or decaying plants or animals, known as detritus.
- Examples of detritivores include earthworms, millipedes, woodlice, bacteria, fungi, insects, mollusks, and soil-dwelling creatures.
- In contrast, jellyfish is a carnivorous animal, and the sea horse is also primarily carnivorous.