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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.
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Shelter from the sand, microhabitat selection by the bromelicolous tree frog Scinax cuspidatus (Anura, Hylidae) in a Brazilian restinga.
In addition, the scatterplot for the microhabitat plots visually illustrates the microhabitat separation among the three species (Fig.
The body color of each grasshopper species seems to be well adapted to its own microhabitat. Oedaleus infernalis usually has a light brown body with dark brown stripes (Kim 2013), providing camouflage on typical ground coloration in the natural habitat.
The microhabitats mainly contributed to temperature range and CTM of species (Huey, 1991).
Para determinar si existia relacion entre la temperatura corporal y las temperaturas del microhabitat y ambiental, con respecto a la actividad de las especies se desarrollo un analisis de regresion lineal.
coccineus, the role structural parameters play in microhabitat choice and vertical distribution within rainforests, and the coupling potential of these generalist predators.
Although the magnitude of desiccation stress generally increases landward, it can vary substantially between adjacent microhabitats, and organisms frequently take advantage of concentrated bits of moisture to survive, such as under algal canopies (Brawley and Johnson, 1991) or oyster shells (Grant and McDonald, 1979) or within crevices (Kensler, 1967).
In the HBWC, eelgrass was most prominent in the Channel microhabitat, with only a few small patches of eelgrass in the marsh creeks at the time of the surveys and translocations.
We used 10 x 10 m quadrats to detect changes in the structure and composition of the microhabitat in the core areas (Fig.
A major generalization of desert ecology is that the number of seeds per unit area in the soil seed bank remarkably varies among microhabitats, so far as in any desert different microhabitats can be selected for analysing the seed bank.
El microhabitat de hoja retenida en la corriente se constituyo como el mas diverso y abundante de organismos de EPTC debido a que fue encontrado durante todo el ano de estudio, y solo el microhabitat de musgo estuvo casi ausente en la temporada de menor precipitacion (julio).
Segundo GIL-AZEVEDO e MAIA-HERZOG (2009) as larvas dos Simuliidae sao encontrados em microhabitat submersos de ambientes loticos.