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Conspecific

Definition
noun, plural: conspecifics
Another organism of the same species.
adjective
Pertaining to another organism (such as an animal) of the same species, or that has similar appearance as another.
Supplement
For example, Copperband Butterflyfish is a territorial species that it is likely to fight with conspecifics, especially in small community tanks.
Word origin: Origin: Latin con- (with) + specific

Related forms: conspecificity (noun)
Compare: heterospecific
See also: congener
Related term: conspecific brood parasitism


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