dominant species


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

dominant species

[′däm·ə·nənt ′spē‚shēz]
(ecology)
A species of plant or animal that is particularly abundant or controls a major portion of the energy flow in a community.
References in periodicals archive ?
Now barbel are almost the dominant species for 'big fish' anglers, with large bream and carp also present in good numbers.
In the case of our pioneers, these take the form of new climatic conditions, morally dubious decisions, or finding out we are no longer the dominant species - and cannot therefore subject everything to our will as we did on Earth.
In fact, it could become a deadly race, the oak emerging as the more dominant species with others struggling to survive.
In the four lentic sites dominant species included Lepomis macrochirus, L.
Diversity within dominant species is often ignored.
Similar to the current study, dominant species reported included Sargassum polycarpum, Turbinaria tricostata, and Cladophoropsis macromeres.
Sixteen dominant species were recorded and in the annual cycle these species accumulated to 98.
We present data on the distribution and abundance of a guild of portunids, their physical correlates, and some population characteristics of the dominant species in marine and estuarine habitats.
Xavier's nemesis is his former friend Magneto (Ian McKellen), an angry and monstrously powerful mutant who will stop at nothing to make his kind the dominant species.
Dace look like being the dominant species, and anyone who finds themselves sitting on top of a shoal could have a reasonably good day.
The Zone also recently announced support for upcoming Tom Clancy titles Rainbow Six and Dominant Species from Red Storm Entertainment.

Full browser ?