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Vocabulary Term Details

Introduced species

Definition (

An introduced, alien, exotic, non-indigenous, or non-native species, or simply an introduction, is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Some introduced species are damaging to the ecosystem they are introduced into, others have no negative effect and can, in fact, be beneficial as an alternative to pesticides in agriculture for example. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
N/AIntroduced breeds
Invasive species

This term is used for the following terms: 
Alien species
Non-native species
Nonindigenous species

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