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indicator species

any species that is indicative of particular conditions or habitats. For example, the leech Erpobdella testacea is found only in alkaline or polluted waters, the arrowworm Sagitta setosa is characteristic of continental shelf water, whereas S. elegans is characteristic of oceanic water.
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Contingent on the identification of distinct plant communities, we also conducted an indicator species analysis to obtain a list of indicator species for each distinct community.
To find potential indicator species of low and high disturbance, we analyzed the similarity percentage (SIMPER) for tree species in both areas using the software PAST (Hammer et al.
Two-Way Indicator Species Analysis (TWINSPAN) was carried out for identification of vegetation types and helped in classification of vegetative species.
Indicator species analysis showing Calliphoridae species associated with the different sites.
Indicator species analysis suggests that Varacosa avara (Lycosidae) was associated with the BBS, and Neoantistea agilis (Hahniidae) was associated with the PP.
The result of the Indicator Species Analysis (IndVal) evidenced 23 species of periphytic diatoms, whose abundances and frequencies were significantly associated with some of the studied regions (p < 0.
We characterized bird communities in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories by conducting point counts (n = 376) in June 2009 and 2010 and using community analysis metrics (multiple response permutation procedures, indicator species analysis, non-metric multidimensional scaling) to statistically and graphically describe bird data in six habitat types: coniferous forest, deciduous forest, shrub (short and tall), alpine tundra, and open water wetlands.
Found only in the Willamette River Basin, the Oregon chub is an indicator species for good water quality and ecosystem health.
Biodiversity Conservation Strategy prepared by the National Mission for Clean Ganga ( NMCG) for 2020, the government would set up five Aquatic Biodiversity Conservancies in each of the five range states namely, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, that would promote conservation of indicator species like dolphins and enhance research in species of turtles and fishes.