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keystone species
- a species whose loss from an ecosystem would cause a greater than average change in other species populations or ecosystem processes; species that have a disproportionately large effect on other species in a community. [GBA] - a species that influences the ecological composition, structure, or functioning of its community far more than its abundance would suggest.
A species that influences the ecological composition, structure, or functioning of its community far more than its abundance would suggest. [definition source: European Community Biodiversity Clearing-House Mechanism. Glossary of terms related to the CBD.]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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