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Introduced species

An introduced species (also known as an exotic species) is an organism that is not native to the place or area where it is considered introduced and instead has been accidentally or deliberately transported to the new location by human activity.

Perhaps the most common motivation for introducing a species into a new place is that of economic gain.

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