Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 56 - Communities - 56.2 - Community Membership Depends on Species Supply, Environmental Conditions, and Species Interactions - 56.2 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1212: 1


A sea star is an example of a keystone species that has dramatic effects on its ecosystems. By keeping the mussel population in check, sea stars indirectly protect 18 species of aquatic animals and algae.

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