specie vs species : Common Errors in English

About specie vs species

In both the original Latin and in English “species” is the spelling of both the singular and plural forms. Amphiprion ocellaris is one species of clownfish. Many species of fish are endangered by overfishing.Specie is a technical term referring to the physical form of money, particularly coins.

specie Meaning(s)

  • (n) coins collectively

species Meaning(s)

  • (n) (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  • (n) a specific kind of something

specie in News

species in News

  1. Chimps Could Be Added to Endangered Species List

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed adding captive chimpanzees to the Endangered Species List on Tuesday, which would severely limit how the animals could be used in medical research.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC News

  2. Bob Sampson: Rare and odd fish species are in region

    The species of fish we encounter in this region, especially along the coast, are wide-ranging.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  3. New Species of Ant, Called 'Crazy Ants,' Attracted to Electronics and Difficult to Kill

    A new species of insect people are referring to as the "crazy ant" is attracted to electronics and is impossible to kill with normal pesticide. It is called "crazy" because it has been on an erratic trail across the country, originating in Argentina and Brazil.  It was first spotted in Houston in 2002 and has spread to 21 counties within Texas. They are also in 20 counties in Florida and a few ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Opposing Views

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