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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 espécie cujo status fornece informação sobre a condição do ecossistema e sobre a condição das outras espécies existentes nesse ecossistema; taxa que são sensíveis a alterações do meio e portanto podem ser usadas para aferir da condição dos ecossistemas. (See also: ecosystem, Environmental Impact Assessment, taxon)

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