About

SpeciesConnect is a free database of interspecies interactions. Interactions can be beneficial (e.g., mutualism) or detrimental (e.g., competition) to both species, or only beneficial to one and detrimental to the other (e.g., predation, parasitism).  They can be even beneficial to one species, and neutral to the other (e.g., commensal).

Users can browse the website for species and interaction information, they can subscribe and add cases of interactions to the ones that are already on the database, or create a new case for an interaction that still has not been recorded on Species Connect. Photos, videos, or just a link to a new paper can be uploaded when posting cases.

SpeciesConnect bases its taxonomy on the annual phylogeny (June 11th, 2019) posted on Catalogue of Life (www.catalogueoflife.org) and has uploaded interactions posted on GLOBI (www.globalbioticinteractions.org). Data on this site are based mainly on published information and by contributions by users. We do not guarantee the accuracy of this information. Common names are just put for reference and in no way encompass all the possible common names that exist for a taxonomic group or an individual species.

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