Decomposers That Live in the Desert?


The main decomposers in a desert ecosystem are bacteria and fungi. This is due to the fact that bacteria and fungi are ubiquitous in every habitat on Earth. It is a misconception that dung beetles and termites are decomposers in the desert as they are not adapted to the harsh climatic conditions of deserts.
Q&A Related to "Decomposers That Live in the Desert?"
A common misconception is that the main decomposers in deserts are Dung beetle and termites. Dung beetles and termites are detritivores which means they feed on dead organic matter
Mule deer (Odocoilus hemionus) and a subspecies called black-tailed deer survive in the arid semi-desert of the U.S. southwest. The large ears, the reason for the name, can move independently
Fungi, bacteria, termites, earth worms, & dung beetles are all examples of decomposers in the desert! report this answer. Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 10:13PM EST
The Sonora, Chihuahua, and Mojave deserts are recognizable in the Greater Roadrunner's range map found in the related link listed below, but there may be other deserts in that range
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