What Is The Difference Between Habitat And Niche?


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Habitat is the Latin word and it means 'it inhabits. It is an ecological area where a particular animal or plants specie lives. It has the characteristics of the natural environment which an animal or a plant needs for its survival. For example, habitat of mosses is humid place. On the other hand, in biological terms niche defines the relational position of a specie in its ecosystem. It describes how an organism responds to
the distribution of resources and competitors. Different species can have same niches while the same species may occupy different niches. Another difference between habitat and niche is that  niche that is left vacant by the extinction of one organism can be filled by other animals. However, habitat has the specific characteristics which the organism needs for its survival.

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