Learn English – Is “specieal” an adjective for species

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I'm trying to find an adjective for the word species. Usage could be:

The zoo tried to maintain specieal diversity.

Is specieal the correct adjective for species or is there another word?

Edit:

This link wordcraft forum suggests specific.

Would specieal be more appropriate?

Best Answer

That would be special.

Constituting or relating to a species.
'The seven dark spots is a special property unique to Coccinella septempunctata.'

It was asked before on http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2142703

References:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/special#Adjective
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special