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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