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alien species
(English) A species occurring in an area outside of its historically known natural range as a result of intentional or accidental dispersal by human activities (also known as an exotic or introduced species). (See also: exotic species, dispersal)
espèce allochtone
(French) Espèce qui se trouve dans une région en dehors de sa rangée naturelle historiquement connue comme un résultat de dispersion intentionnelle ou accidentelle par les activités humaines (aussi connu comme une espèce exotique ou introduite). (See also: exotic species, dispersal)
espécie exótica
(Portuguese) Espécie que se encontra fora da região historicamento conhecida como da sua naturalidade, por dispersão acidental ou intencional resultante da actividade humana. (See also: exotic species, dispersal)

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