Species diversity

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This defintion is one of four of the components that are described as making up marine biodiversity.[1]

Definition of Species diversity:
Species diversity is a measure of the number and frequency of species in a community. Biodiversity is most commonly described in terms of species diversity, and particularly in terms of species richness (the number of species in a given habitat). In the ocean, there is a plenty of information on marine mammals (seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises) and fish, while only recently are scientists beginning to understand the extreme diversity present in micro-organisms such as bacteria and phytoplankton.
This is the common definition for Species diversity, other definitions can be discussed in the article
Sea stars[2]


References

  1. http://www.marbef.org
  2. http://www.gulfislandsguide.com/wildlife/images/sea-stars
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