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Conspecificity

Definition
noun
The state of being in the same biological species as another.
Supplement
A territorial animal has the tendency to exhibit aggressive behavior in a habitat where there is conspecificity. For instance, a territorial Copperband Butterflyfish can be expected to fight with members of its own species.
Word origin: Latin con- (with) + specificity

Related forms: conspecific (noun or adjective)
Compare: heterospecificity


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