Definition of microhabitat in English:


Syllabification: mi·cro·hab·i·tat
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˈhabəˌtat


  • A habitat that is of small or limited extent and which differs in character from some surrounding more extensive habitat.
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    • Many species of crabs and lobsters, for example, are limited to specific microhabitats due to behavioral constraints: they require rocky areas with crevices for protection from predators and for mate guarding during breeding.
    • The habitat of S. lineatus can be divided into microhabitats differing in vegetation structure, which determines the amount of solar radiation penetrating the vegetation.
    • Although variations in relief on the rocky outcrops provide a myriad of microhabitats, habitat preference of these geophytes is dependent upon the mat species.

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