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Collection of organisms found within a single environment that consists of more than one species.
Different members of a community (mostly) do not share the same gene pool and typically do not have identical resource requirements. The latter results in some potential to coexist even while occupying the same location. Compare with population and ecosystem.
The different groups that one can find in a tidal pool, a forest, a pond, or living in or on your own body (your microflora), each consisting of multiple different species, each also consists of different individual communities of organisms.