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noun, plural: conspecifics

Another organism of the same species.


Pertaining to another organism (such as an animal) of the same species, or that has similar appearance as another.


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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The Fiber Disease

... to individuals of the same species. The class most widely explored are the sex pheromones produced by female moths which are used to attract conspecific males for mating (http://www-pherolist.slu.se). The discovery of pheromones and their binding proteins were achievements of lepidopteran ...

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Global Crayfish Distribution and Interspecific Competition

... river banks and fields. From http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/memoirs/docs/60_1_Tudge.pdf . Crabs: Experiments centered about conspecific competition between crayfish and Potamonid crabs overwhelmingly indicate the "behavioral dominance" of the latter over the former and suggest ...

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by Shagreen
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:56 am
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Topic: Global Crayfish Distribution and Interspecific Competition
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