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indicator species
(english) A species whose status provides information on the overall condition of the ecosystem and of other species in that ecosystem; taxa that are sensitive to environmental conditions and which can therefore be used to assess environmental quality. (See also: ecosystem, Environmental Impact Assessment, taxon)
espèce indicatrice
(french) Espèce dont la présence fournit de l'information sur la condition totale de l'écosystème et sur les autres espèces de cet écosystème ; taxons qui sont sensibles aux conditions du milieu et qui peuvent ainsi être utilisés pour évaluer la qualité du milieu. (See also: ecosystem, Environmental Impact Assessment, taxon)
espécie indicadora
(portuguese) A esp√©cie cujo status fornece informa√ß√£o sobre a condi√ß√£o do ecossistema e sobre a condi√ß√£o das outras esp√©cies existentes nesse ecossistema; taxa que s√£o sens√≠veis a altera√ß√Ķes do meio e portanto podem ser usadas para aferir da condi√ß√£o dos ecossistemas. (See also: ecosystem, Environmental Impact Assessment, taxon)

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