What are the species confined to a particular region and not found anywhere else called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 weeks ago

What are the species confined to a particular region and not found anywhere else called?
 
(a) Pandemic
 
(b) Endemic
 
(c) Extinct
 
(d) Vulnerable
 
The question was asked in examination.
 
My question is from In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation in division Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Right choice is (b) Endemic
 
Explanation: Endemism is the ecological state of the species being confined to a particular region or only in one geographic region and not found anywhere else. Such species are known as endemic species. Some examples are Asiatic lion, Purple frog, Sangai deer, Sapria Himalayana, etc.