Living alone, not gregarious (Thompson, 1995).
|Territorial||Solitary but with a defined territory.|
|Gregarious||Living in groups or communities, growing in clusters (Thompson, 1995); where the organsims actively seek out members of the same species as adult or larvae/juveniles for protection from the environment, predators or for breeding.|
|Colonial (e.g. sea birds)||Living in large colonies of individuals - in the same area from season to season - usually for breeding purposes.|
Cooperative groups of the same species - e.g. social insects, mammals
|Small (tribe/pride/pack/pod)||Small group of individuals that work together for mutual benefit, often held together by familial (matriachal/patriarchal) bonds (e.g pack or wolves, pod of dolphin, pride or lions, tribe or humans).|
|Large (insect colonies)||Large colonies of indivduals cooperating for mutual benefit, made up of thousnads or more individuals, often with a dominant matriach, e.g. social incests , bees etc.|