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microhabitat

(mī′krō-hăb′ĭ-tăt′)
n.
A very small, specialized habitat, such as a clump of grass or a space between rocks.

microhabitat

a subdivision of a HABITAT that possesses its own particular properties, such as a MICROCLIMATE.

microhabitat

the normal environment, the natural home, of a microorganism.
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Although four of our six foraging categories included some type of rock microhabitat, they were used differently by members of the two species.
Also, it seems likely that accumulated thatch from the tall invasive annual grasses will eventually cover much of its microhabitat.
We used a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to test for differences in microhabitat between nest-sites and random sites at each location.
A CPUE was calculated based on the 10 seine samples in each substrate size class and compared to evaluate associations between gender, size, and CPUE with each of the microhabitat substrate types.
Given the observed microhabitat variables, our data suggests that all reaches of the Guadalupe River provide favorable conditions for C.
Consequently, population difference between phytotelm pH would be the result of microhabitat conditions within the bog.
KEY WORDS: Urastoma cyprinae, Mytilus galloprovincialis, seasonality, microhabitat distribution
longipes, we wished to look for patterns of microhabitat occupation, microhabitat overlap, spatial segregation, temporal activity, and size segregation over a span of one year.