BiodiversityThere are over 1.7 million classified speciesknown to scientists.It is estimated that there are about 15 million.
What is a species?Biological Species: allmembers of a populationthat can breed undernatural conditions andproduce fertile offspring.(With some exceptions:there are some animals ofdifferent species that canhave fertile offspring)
What is a Example of Hybridization: species? Orange + PomelloHowever, hybridizationand asexual reproductionmake this definitiontenuous. = Grapefruit
BiodiversityFor this reason, speciesare also classified bytheir morphology. A Bonnethead Shark
BiodiversityBiodiversity is the number and variety of species onEarth.Each species also has genetic diversity within itspopulation.
BiodiversityThe number of species in a particular ecosystem iscalled species diversity.
BiodiversityThe physical conditions within an ecosystem mustalso be varied to house these different species. Thisis called structural diversity.