Dominance (ecology)

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For other uses, see Dominance.
"Dominant species" redirects here. For other uses, see Dominant Species.
Rhizophoraceae (mangroves) dominate tropical tidal swamps

Ecological dominance is the degree to which a taxon is more numerous than its competitors in an ecological community, or makes up more of the biomass. Most ecological communities are defined by their dominant species.

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